The Steps Forward/Pasos Adelante curriculum focuses on healthy food choices and preparation, chronic disease risk, community health, and participant advocacy. It is an adaptation of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) program Your Heart, Your Life/Su corazón, su vida. The adaptation of the curriculum occurred in partnership with community health outreach workers from the Mariposa Community Health Center (MCHC) in Nogales, Arizona and Regional Center for Border Health, Inc./Western Area Health Education Center (RCBH/WAHEC) in Somerton, Arizona and faculty and staff at The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. The Steps Forward/Pasos Adelante program expands the NHLBI’s Your Heart, Your Life/Su corazón, su vida curriculum to include additional information about diabetes, community advocacy, and how to organize walking groups. In addition, the Steps Forward/Pasos Adelante curriculum has been expanded to include information on emotional/mental health. The program focuses on increasing regular physical activity and healthy food choices.

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