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Responding to a Request: Gender-Exclusive Swims in a Somali Community

Author(s): Eva Moore, MD; Mohamed Ali, MPH; Elinor Graham, MD, MPH; Linda Quan, MD Permission given by A. Foster at ASPH to post this article on EthnoMed, email 1/19/2010

Article highlighted as 'Local Acts' in the January–February 2010, installment of Public Health Reports, the official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service. The article describes a creative intervention to improve physical activity among Somali immigrants in Seattle, Washington. Moore et al. describe how they designed a culturally sensitive intervention to foster swimming as a form of physical activity in this community by enhancing access to public pools and creating a social support network around the swim events.

PHR Local Acts.pdf — PDF document, 113Kb