“Muevelo- Latino Community Engagement to Move City Policy

This presentation is part of the We Are Stronger Together: Creative Coalitions to Promote Walking and Walkability session.

Cultiva La Salud engaged Latino residents of Southeast Fresno in informing policy through creative means. Latino residents joined Cumbia Rides and Pasos a la Salud- biking and walking groups to get active in their neighborhoods. These events served as a focal point to build interest and gather community based participatory research that would inform city policy. Culturally relevant engagement of Latino resident and local partnerships were key in the success of the Active Transportation Plan update in the City of Fresno. Join our session and gain insight in lessons learned, outcomes, and how Latino residents led change to local policy.

Presenter: Esther Postiglione, MPH, CHES, Program Manager, Cultiva La Salud