ARNOLD PALMER HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN IN THE ZONE COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS PROGRAM

ARNOLD PALMER HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN
IN THE ZONE COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS PROGRAM
SERVICES PROVIDED: To best promote the health of children, pediatricians must understand their
families and communities where many health determinants exert their influence. In the Zone is an
initiative of the pediatric residency training program at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and its
community partners. In the Zone brings pediatric residents out of the examining room and into
the community where they can get to know children, youth, their families, and their health
concerns and resources better. Through the In the Zone program, pediatric residents partner with
agencies serving children, youth and families in the Parramore neighborhood and beyond to
provide home visitations, health education, health navigation, mentorship, and advocacy.
CONTACT NAME:
Veenod L. Chulani, MD, MSED, FAAP, FSAHM
PHONE:
(321) 841-5366
Name of Organization: BRIDGE TO INDEPENDENCE PRIVATE SCHOOL
Services Provided: Educational Service (Kindergarten through Ninth grade) is to provide a diverse student
body with the best possible education by focusing on the fundamental academic disciplines in an
atmosphere that affirms academic achievement, maintains a caring learning environment, and involves
parents and the community in school activities. Scholarships are rewarded annually to students and
transportation is available in select locations.
After school Tutorial: BTI gives your child the kind of one-to-one attention he or she needs to catch up
quickly and stay ahead in the future. The program will focus on skills building in reading and math, create
strong study habits and develop a positive attitude your child needs to succeed in school. We will
administer academic evaluations and personalized learning programs; designed to give the children
precisely the help they need at school. We have certified and highly trained tutors.
Afterschool ECHO Program (Exploring Cultural and Humanities Opportunities):
The ECHO Program is a collaborative partnership effort between the Bridge to Independence (BTI) School
and the Association to Preserve African American Society,
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History and Tradition, Inc. (PAST). Echo provides enhancement activities for a minimum of 100 youth
attending and participating in various grade level groups from the BTI School and the Parramore
community. Students will be involved in the ECHO Program each Wednesday from 2:30- 5:30 pm for the
academic year and summer.
Basketball Program: The basketball program introduces players to a higher level of basketball with
increased defensive focus. The players will learn the fundamentals of the game and BTI generally has
enough players to divide participants into three skills levels. Practices are held twice a week from 3:30 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m.
Summer Camp “Bridge It” Program (ages 5-16): Camp is held for approximately six to eight weeks each
summer. The Camp programs consist of social etiquette, health and fitness awareness program with
collaboration from community partners, arts and crafts, reading/math tutorial, recreation activities and
field trips. Breakfast and lunch are provided each day.
Chorus: The goal of the BTI Choir is to develop students who pursue active lifelong participation in musical
activities using skills gained through involvement in the choir. Our music programs produce well-rounded
musical individuals. Every student has the
opportunity to participate in a meaningful musical experience that contributes to the emotional,
intellectual, aesthetic, and physical development of the child.
Contact Name: Ms. Nicole Phillips Hollis
Contact Phone: (407) 246-8474
Website: www.btischool.com
CENTER FOR MULTICULTURAL WELLNESS AND PREVENTION
SERVICES PROVIDED: Health Education and Risk Reduction, Case Management through the
following services:
Peer Mentoring: The Peer Mentoring Program under Orange County Ryan White Title I funding,
provides non-licensed counseling to individuals and groups, infected or affected by the HIV virus,
their family, and/or friends.
Nyela: Leading Ladies Promoting Healthy Lifestyles and Healthy Families: An HIV/AIDS Awareness
Project consisting of an adaptation of SISTA (Sisters Informing Sisters about Topics on AIDS), a CDC
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diffusion of evidence based intervention [DEBI]) and HIV Counseling, Testing and Referrals (CTR)
programs targeting African American females, ages 14-80 in both Orange and Lake Counties
Florida.
Tobacco Cessation: The Center for Multicultural Wellness and Prevention, Inc. has a
comprehensive program design to educate the community about the harmful effects of tobacco
use and help people find resources they need to quit smoking if desired. As part of the
"Communities Putting Prevention to Work" initiative funded by the CDC, and in collaboration with
the Orange County Health Department, the Tobacco Cessation Project aims to impact tobacco use
and exposure among Orange County residents through implementation of an evidence-based
intervention, Ask, Advise, Refer (C) (AAR).
Heart & Soul: Through a variety of targeted outreach strategies and culturally sensitive
educational activities, we aim to increase the proportion of adults who are aware of the early
warning symptoms and signs of a heart attack and the importance of calling 911; are at a healthy
weight; and engage regularly (preferably daily) in moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes
a day. This project promotes healthy behavior through public awareness campaigns via radio,
community outreach, health fairs, a walking club, screenings and educational sessions. Closing the
Gap in 2009 funded the Walking Club.
AWARE: The goal of the AWARE project is to bring about change in knowledge and behavior
through a comprehensive breast cancer education and awareness program for low income and
uninsured women ages 40-64. The CMWP staff empowers women to take charge of their own
health by teaching them the importance of monthly self-breast examinations (SBE) and annual
mammograms.
CONTACT NAME:
Doctor Marie Jose Francois
CONTACT PHONE:
(407) 648-9440 ext. 16
WEBSITE:
www.cmwp.org
CENTRAL FLORIDA COALITION FOR HEALTH AWARENESS
SERVICES PROVIDED: Primary focus of raising awareness of health disparities in diabetes in
children and adults. Services include but are not limited to developing various programs through
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collaboration involving structured plans of fitness, nutrition assessments, need planning and
training. We provide children camps that address physical, personal, social and behavioral factors
that inhibit overall health and wellness. Our programs service children in Parramore, Holden
Heights and throughout the City of Orlando.
CONTACT NAME:
Traci L. Kimes, RN or Kimberly M. Hicks, Pharm.D
CONTACT PHONE:
(407) 523-0697
WEBSITE:
www. cflchealth.org
CITY OF ORLANDO - DR. J. B. CALLAHAN NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER
SERVICES PROVIDED: Programs are designed for children ages 5 to 17, and for adults. The center also
hosts the Orange County Head Start program and a variety of evening programs and activities for the
community.
Programs:
1. Boy Scouts (ages 5 - 10): Mon. & Wed., 9:30 - 10:30am - Program will provide educational
programs that are designed to build qualities of character; foster the responsibilities of citizenship;
and develop personal fitness.
2. Camp Orlando Summer Camp (ages 5 - 10): a safe and affordable summer camp program for
youth with a variety of activities such as swimming, crafts, nature programs, exciting field trips
(additional expense), computer labs, arts and crafts, and special events.
3. Computer Lab (all ages): Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. – 12 & Sat: 12 – 4 p.m. Research, resume writing,
homework, internet access, and other activities.
4. GROSS (OASIS participants only): Wed. from 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. GROSS is a nutrition education
program that promotes increased fruit and vegetable consumption through tasting fruits and
vegetables from the 5 color groups.
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5. Head Start Program (ages 3 – 4): Mon - Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. - Classroom, Pre-K class and
associated activities. Call 407.245.0910 for more information.
6. HEBNI Nutrition Class (ages 5 - 13): Mon. from 4 - 5 p.m. Educates on the importance of healthy
eating and offers hands-on demonstrations of healthy snacks and foods the students can make at
home.
7. Mariposa (ages 18 and over): Mon. from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. A program using positive
reinforcement to help empower women.
8. OASIS (Orlando After School Is Super) (ages 5 - 10): An after-school program that provides
supervised activities, including homework assistance, computer labs, game rooms, cultural arts,
arts & crafts, dance recitals and field trips.
9. OMYGA Youth Golf Program (ages 6 - 18): Fri. at 6 p.m. Children learn basic golf education and
social skills. Practice on the green every Saturday.
10. Prodigy: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri - Ages (7-12) 4 - 5:30 p.m. Ages (13-17) 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Communication problem solving and conflict resolution through the visual performing arts.
11. Quick Start United States Tennis Association (USTA) Program (ages 5 - 13): Tues. from 10a –
12p. Tennis pros teach students tennis basics and engage the students in active living.
12. Recess & Results (OASIS participants only): Thurs. & Fri. from 3 - 4 p.m. Old-fashioned recess
with energetic and charismatic instructors, establishing a pattern of physical activity and healthy
choices that lead to a lifelong of wellness and overall success.
13. Royalty Modeling (ages 5- 35): Wed. & Fri from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Self esteem and confidence
building for boys and girls using modeling techniques.
14. School Vacation Daze (ages 5- 10): A youth program on school holidays from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30
p.m. offering crafts, outdoor activities, game rooms, and more during the traditional Orange
County Public School vacation calendar year. Register at site prior to school holidays.
15. Seniors On The Move (ages 55 and over): Tues., Wed., and Fri. from 10 a.m. - 12. Walking &
chair exercises, arts & crafts, movie day, social gatherings, and educational & cultural tours.
16. Students Working Against Tobacco (S.W.A.T.): Thurs. from 3 - 4 p.m. A youth based
organization to prevent tobacco use and stop tobacco advertising to teens.
17. Young Fathers of Central Florida: Sat. from 12 - 3 p.m. Provides supportive services for fathers
under the age of 24.
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18. PKZ BABIES INSTITUTE & COLLEGE: Baby Institute is a 9-week pilot program. Classes run June
4th through Aug. 6th on Saturdays ONLY from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Discussion Topics Include:
Developing Child’s Vocabulary and Thinking Skills; Developing Positive Ways of Avoiding Conflict
with Your Child; Preparing Your Child for School Success; Learning Family Rituals, Traditions,
Cultural Heritage and Civic Responsibilities; Gaining Healthy Lifestyle Tips. For information call: Dr.
Nina White, PKZ Baby Institute Coordinator Phone: 407-292-6500
Rentals:
Dr. J. B. Callahan Neighborhood Center offers certain rental rooms within the facility for events
such as birthday parties, meetings, showers, and so on. Please call for more information.
Public Use:
Game Room and Computer Lab are open to the public at no charge during operational hours when
children are not utilizing the facility within designated program hours.
CONTACT NAME:
Jennifer Battle
CONTACT PHONE:
(407) 246-4442
WEBSITE:
www.cityoforlando.net
GET ACTIVE ORLANDO
SERVICES PROVIDED: Get Active Orlando is a community partnership that promotes 30 minutes of
active living daily through programs, physical design, policy, and promotions. Visit
getactiveorlando.com for more information.
CONTACT NAME:
Leah Nash/Audrey Alexander
CONTACT EMAIL:
[email protected]/[email protected]
WEBSITE:
www.getactiveorlando.com
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HEBNI NUTRITION CONSULTANTS
Hebni Nutrition Consultants, Inc. (HNC) is a community-based, not for profit (501 (c)(3)) agency formed in
1995 to educate high-risk, culturally diverse populations about nutrition strategies to prevent diet-related
diseases.
SERVICES PROVIDED: Hebni’s programs serve African-American populations who may be at-risk
for cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity. HNC informs participants how making
healthy nutritional changes can prevent or reduce the risk of these nutrition-related diseases.
Hebni’s “Soul Food Pyramid” is designed to show African-American populations where traditional
Ethnic or “soul” foods fall in the food pyramid. The Soul Food Pyramid has become nationally
known through its use in Hebni’s conferences and educational programs including usage by
pharmaceutical companies.
Hebni has also developed unique programs for African-American women and men, which present
nutritional information in a comfortable setting. This thinking led to the development of a state of
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the art test kitchen facility. Hebni’s newly completed Nutrition Resource Center houses four
commercial test kitchens.
In addition, Hebni has recently developed nutritional programs for minority children focused on
decreasing childhood obesity, an issue plaguing communities of color across the country. Hebni is
successfully making strides in empowering kids to get in the kitchen through dietary changes and
exciting culinary experiences. Their program titled K.Y.D.S. Take Charge! (Keep Your Diet Straight)
is very popular in the Orange County School System and multiple community centers.
CONTACT NAME:
Roniece Weaver, MS, RD, LD
CONTACT PHONE:
(407) 872-1333
WEBSITE:
www.soulfoodpyramid.org
NAME OF ORGANIZATION:
MicheLee Puppets, Inc.
SERVICES PROVIDED: EXTREME Health Challenge is an interactive live performance featuring
wacky puppets, audience participation, and lots of humor to teach children about nutrition and
active lifestyles. The program has been presented to more than 300,000 children in Florida and
has been found effective in motivating children to make healthier lifestyle choices. The EXTREME
Health Challenge has received national recognition and support from the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation and the Aetna Foundation and has been featured as a health innovator on the U.S.
Department of Health & Human Services’ Innovations Exchange website
(http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/content.aspx?id=2297).
CONTACT NAME:
Tracey Conner
CONTACT PHONE:
(407) 898-7925
WEBSITE:
www.micheleepuppets.org
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NEMOURS
SERVICES PROVIDED: Nemours is a non-profit children’s health system dedicated to achieving
higher standards in children’s health by offering a spectrum of clinical treatment, research,
advocacy, and educational health and prevention services extending to all families in the
communities it serves. Through prevention, Nemours provides free training and materials on
healthy eating and physical activity for early childhood educators and families, including the
Healthy Habits for Life Child Care Resource Kit – developed by Sesame Workshop® and produced in
partnership with Nemours – and the formula for a healthy lifestyle: 5-2-1-Almost None. Nemours
partners with community organizations such as the Early Learning Coalitions and Community
Coordinated Care for Children (4C) via a Train-the-Trainer program to train central Florida’s early
childhood educators on the curriculum and 5-2-1-Almost None formula.
Through these
partnerships, child care providers learn about best practices for healthy eating and physical activity
for preschool children and can utilize tools and resources to develop and implement wellness
policies and practices in the child care environment to support healthy lifestyle behaviors that can
last a lifetime.
CONTACT NAME:
Kelly Rogers, MPH
CONTACT PHONE:
(407) 650 – 7767
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WEBSITE:
www.Nemours.org; www.KidsHealth.org and
www.HealthyKidsHealthyFuture.org
Orange County Health Department
SERVICES PROVIDED: Health Education classes
with emphases on chronic diseases such as heart
disease, diabetes, and hypertension. Additional classes include nutrition, stress, physical activity,
and the Eight Weeks to Wellness series.
CONTACT NAME:
Audrey Alexander
CONTACT PHONE:
(407) 858-1464
WEBSITE:
www.orchd.com
ORANGE COUNTY
HEALTHY START COALITION
SERVICES PROVIDED: Risk assessment screenings for pregnant woman and infants that identify
factors that put them at risk for poor birth or developmental outcomes. Those who qualify are
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offered services designed to decrease these risks, including: Home Visitation; Case Management;
Childbirth, Nutrition & Parenting Education; Smoking Cessation; Breastfeeding Support/Education;
Mental Health Counseling; Referrals, Community Education; Outreach & Education on Racial
Disparities in Birth Outcomes.
CONTACT NAME:
Shaleana Eubanks-Worlds, MS
CONTACT PHONE:
(407) 741-5243
WEBSITE:
www.healthystartorange.org
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ORLANDO HEALTHHOWARD PHILLIPS CENTER FOR
CHILDREN & FAMILIES, TEEN XPRESS
SERVICES PROVIDED: Free medical, mental health, and case management services, as well as
referrals to community resources via its mobile unit to adolescents ages 11-18. Teen Xpress travels
to specific schools including Jones High School and Memorial Middle School.
CONTACT NAME:
Rita M. Soza, Ph.D.
CONTACT PHONE:
(407) 317-7430 X 2154
WEBSITE:
www. arnoldpalmerhospital.com/hpc
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