Partners for a Healthy Community
How YOU TOO can help…
Help improve your community!
Support the campaign to reduce birth defects among the Latino community in Arizona. Help to educate the youth on the importance of multivitamins and folic acid. Help build a better and healthier tomorrow!
Local and national research shows that compared to other women, Latinas have higher rates of births of babies with serious birth defects called neural tube defects like anencephaly and spina bifida. Research also shows that taking 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid daily can help prevent up to 70% of some types of serious birth defects. It is recommended that all women between 15-45 years old consume folic acid every day before they become pregnant.
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As a "partner for a healthy community," you can collaborate in the following ways:
- Donate coupons for the purchase of multivitamins FDA approved and contains 400 mcg of folic acid.
- Post campaign posters in visible areas where clients ages of 15 - 25 years old can view.
- Distribute campaign informational brochures to clients ages 15 - 25 years old.
- Display campaign Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in areas available to clients ages 15 - 25 years old and mostly of Latino origins. For example: waiting room TV sets, public area kiosks, public area bulletin boards, public area A/V or sound system, etc. PSAs are available in 30 second video and audio in English and Spanish.
- Reciprocal links (certain restrictions apply for this)
- Other ways to collaborate would be explored on a one-by-one basis.
Partners for a Healthy Community:
- ADHS Bureau of USDA Nutrition Programs
- ADHS Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health
- ADHS Arizona Health Disparities Center
- ADHS Division of Behavioral Health Services
- ADHS Information Technology Services
- ADHS Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Programs
- AZ Hispanic Community Forum
- AZ Latin American Medical Association
- Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
- Clinica Adelante, Inc.
- El-Rio Community Health Centers
- Gateway Community College
- Healthy Start Program
- Hope Women’s Center
- KHRR TV – Telemundo
- KPDF TV - Azteca America 41
- KTVW TV – Univision 33
- Latino Perspectives Magazine
- March of Dimes
- Maricopa County Department of Public Health
- Mesa Community College
- Mountain Park Health Center
- Phoenix College
- Pregnancy Care Center
- Tolleson Public Library