Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 12:00pm-1:00pm MST
Christine Garver-Apgar, PhD
Health and wellbeing are shaped from an early age. Factors such as stress, tobacco use, sleep, nutrition, and physical activity play roles in determining how children grow and develop, their health as adults, and even the health of future generations. People living in poverty, experiencing racial discrimination, and persons with behavioral health conditions are especially likely to struggle to attain healthy lifestyles. RAISE Families for Health is an evidence-based curriculum designed to interrupt intergenerational cycles of poor health and disease. Over three years, RAISE was piloted in-person and virtually at an integrated care clinic, as well as two community agencies serving at-risk families. This presentation will describe initial outcomes, barriers faced when implementing this new program into established clinical workflows, as well as solutions for maintaining a trained workforce, building a culture of data, billing, reaching historically hesitant populations, and sustaining participants in services.