Active Moms Program

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Rates of physical inactivity among low-income and ethnic minority women, particularly women with children, remain high. The Active Moms Program was a community-based exercise program designed to promote physical activity and reduce cardiovascular disease risk among low-income mothers.


This program is a multidisciplinary collaboration between PRO-Health, Kinesiology, and the Center for Latino Community Health at CSULB, as well as local parks and recreation, schools, and churches in Long Beach. This work was funded by the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (PI: Urizar; SC2 HD068878)


Rayo, J., Sanchez, H., & Urizar, G. (2016). Association of physical activity on salivary cortisol levels. Psychosomatic Medicine, 78(3), A81.