La Vida Sana, La Vida Feliz


Promising Practice

La Vida Sana, La Vida Feliz

State/JurisdictionSettingPopulationTopic AreaNPMs
IllinoisCommunityAdolescent HealthNutrition & Physical Activity8.2

Erie Family Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Community Health Center in Chicago, collaborated with the Greater Humboldt Park Community of Wellness to develop La Vida Sana, La Vida Feliz, a program designed to promote a healthy weight in Latinas facing weight loss barriers such as access to healthy foods, time, economic resources, and family commitments. The program uses a promotora model, in which a lay health educator from the community provides group education. In addition, group presentations and workshops are provided at community agencies and an extensive calendar of free community wellness activities is offered and distributed monthly.


contact information

Erie Family Health Centers
Geoyia Nightengale
gnightengale@eriefamilyhealth.org

Josie Llaneza
jllaneza@eriefamilyhealth.org