“Linking Churches With Parks to Increase Physical Activity Among Latinos”
This study is a cluster randomized controlled trial of a multi-level intervention that links Latino Catholic churches (n=14) with their local parks to increase physical activity among Latino parishioners (n=1204) in Los Angeles. The study will examine the impact of the intervention on Latino parishioners' PA and health-related outcomes; explore differences in the intervention's effectiveness by gender; and evaluate factors associated with implementation for future dissemination. If successful, the intervention has the potential for sustainability and scale-up across the largest diocese in the U.S. and potentially across the nation.
Behavioral - Church and park-based intervention
Multiple components involving motivational messages and concrete opportunities for physical activity at the church and the local park.
Behavioral - Standard health education on physical activity
Participants will receive publicly available brochures, tip sheets, etc. about physical activity
Linking Churches With Parks to Increase Physical Activity Among Latinos