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WINTER 2014 Issue

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Walk Around the World: Walking the walk, talking the talk!

Walk Around the World: Walking the walk, talking the talk!

Santa Clara County's American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) community has participated in the Walking Spirit club at the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley's (IHC) Wellness Center, for the past 12 years.

There have been many virtual community walks with diverse destinations such as: walking from one our urban Indian clinic to another Indian clinic in another state, and walking to the moon, as a way to engage and motivate the community to be physically active on a consistent basis.

The most recent walk was to walking around the earth, which took almost two years to complete.

IHC Staff, community members, and IHC Board of Directors engaged in a group effort to celebrate the completion of this walk. Thanks to the visionary thinking of Craig Pasqua, IHC Board President, the December 6th celebration was a huge success. 120 people attended the walk. The IHC would like to congratulate Jan Vasquez, Monica Mireles, Dejota Apostol, and Ann Bui from the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) for leading the charge by bringing out DPP graduates. read complete article...