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Santa Rosa Texas Ace Program offers CAMP GET FIT Program

LFN Staff

The Santa Rosa Texas Ace Program along with Methodist Healthcare Ministries recently partnered up to provide the parents of the Santa Rosa school district an opportunity to attend their first CAMP GET FIT (Families in Training) The program is a preventative program aimed at averting Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles for school-aged children and their families. It also integrates nutrition, physical fitness, and character education. Get FIT’s goal is to transform the lives of people in medically underserved, rural communities.

At the first camp meeting that was held in Santa Rosa on September 28, 2023, parents were able to familiarize themselves with the valuable components that make the CAMP GET FIT program a great asset for the students and families of the Santa Rosa Community.

Both Parents and students participated in a fun hands-on activity and made healthy yogurt smoothies on a blender bicycle. About Methodist Healthcare Ministries “Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. Is a private, faith-based, not-for profit organization dedicated to creating access to health care for uninsured and low-income families through direct services, community partnerships, and strategic grant-making in 74 counties across South Texas. Building partnerships through collaboration is a key objective of Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ mission. Using an asset-based and client-centered approach, Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ community engagement efforts seek to champion and empower the community voice. With a focus on developing long-lasting, trusting relationships, Methodist Healthcare Ministries connects communities to identify health issues and design collaborative, community-driven solutions. Methodist Healthcare Ministries takes a community-wide, or regional, approach to health improvement with intentional investments in each region-a strategy Methodist Ministries refers to as regionalization.

Through community engagement, Methodist Healthcare Ministries works to infuse health equity principles by highlighting the social determinants of health-the unique social and physical conditions in which community member live, learn, work, play and pray-that are present in its service region to improve health for all. Methodist Healthcare Ministries also works with similarly focused organizations and state government in developing more socially conscious public policy. The purpose is to change legislative perspectives and policies so that the root of the problems of the underserved is addressed for the long term.” Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.

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