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SDPI Diabetes Program

Program Type: Local Effort - Programs and/or activities that have not been evaluated but are identified by local programs as producing positive results.

Description:
The project began by participants using the “Walk Away the Pounds” 1 mile video and worked up to 3 miles within the 12 weeks. The group that started this wanted more, so they lengthened their walking routine to the 4 mile video. The walks were so successful that the next step of their exercise routine included adding a “Biggest Loser Sculpting” video which took us out to a total of 6 months. Julie’s exercise group then formed an indoor volleyball league to further expand their exercise program. This became so popular that more community members became involved resulting in expansion of the community league to the extent that volleyball is now being played 3 to 4 times a week by more community members. The entire community is benefiting.

Age Group(s):
Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly

Site Type(s):
Community

Health Indicator(s):
Diabetes

Service Area:
Aberdeen

Keyword(s):
Health promotion and wellness

URL: http://workgroups.ihs.gov/sites/abr/ipc/Shared20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx

Overall Cost: $3,000.00

Name: Janelle Trottier
Site or Location Name: Aberdeen Area Indian Health Service
Address:
115 4th Ave. SE. Rm 309
Aberdeen, SD 57401
United States
Email: janelle.trottier@ihs.gov
Phone: 6052267474

Primary Contact Name: Janelle Trottier
Site or Location Name: Aberdeen Area Indian Health Service
Address:
1800 Syracuse Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701
United States
Email: julien@poncatribe-ne.org
Phone: 402-371-8834