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Y Living

Grant: PP110187

The Y Living project, funded by the Cancer Research Prevention Institute of Texas (CPRIT), is testing a community-based program that builds healthy lifestyles to reduce cancer risk. The evidence-based, 12-week program, known as “Y Living,” uses a community-based, family-focused approach to promote physical activity, a balanced diet and increased awareness of a healthy lifestyle on cancer risk reduction. The program provides health education to YMCA members and uses text messages to enroll and motivate participants.

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Deborah Parra-Medina, IHPR at The UT Health Science Center

Laura Esparza, IHPR at The UT Health Science Center
Laura Zepeda, IHPR at The UT Health Science Center

YMCA of Greater San Antonio

YMCA News Story 6/27/12: