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.
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: http://www.ymcasatx.org/site_2010/page.aspx?pid=281