Easy Tips to Get Moving!
Theresa Clay, Health Promotion Disease Prevention Director, Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service
This hands-on session includes activities from the Indian Health Service’s Physical Activity Kit (PAK) and ideas and experiences on staying active. The PAK is based on best and promising practices with the goal of increasing the time American Indians and Alaska Natives of all ages spend engaging in moderate to vigorous physical activity over a lifespan. Participant takeaways: Approaches and tips on implementing the toolkit in schools, communities, worksites, Head Start programs, elderly centers and youth programs.
Theresa Clay is a Health Promotion Disease Prevention (HP/DP) Director with the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service providing culturally appropriate trainings, seeking best practices and resources, and building networks. Prior to joining the IHS, Ms. Clay was a Health Education Manager with the University of New Mexico’s Prevention Research Center working on several research studies such as the Pathways study to prevent obesity in Native American school-aged children. She has a Master of Science degree in Community Health Education and Promotion from the University of New Mexico. Ms. Clay is a member of the Navajo (Diné) Nation.