Move Toward Wellness: Integrating access to exercise in programs serving individuals impacted by homelessness

Friday, June 23, 2017: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Roosevelt (Grand Hyatt Washington)
In order to more effectively serve consumers impacted by homelessness, social service providers and agencies must consider the relationship between physical health, mental health and poverty. Programs that provide convenient access to exercise and health education are vital preventive health resources for people who have experienced homelessness.

This presentation examines the prevalence of preventable health problems related to obesity and poverty among individuals impacted by homelessness, provides strategies for integrating exercise and physical activity into traditional social service settings and engages attendees in discussing how to foster an environment that promotes both physical and mental health among all community members.

David F Brand, MSW, American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer (Fitness Consultant, CAMBA, Inc. and Fitness Consultant, Lantern Community Services)
Karisa Antonio, DMA (Director of Arts, Culture and Fitness, Lantern Community Services)
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