Current Initiatives

Below are two of the main initiatives currently pursued by the MOC:

Reproductive Health Justice

Thanks to the generous support from the Smallwood Foundation, Florida Health Babies program and other collaborators we are able to offer a comprehensive reproductive heath services. Our efforts have been published in a number of journals and featured at annual meetings of various organizations. To learn more, or to explore the possibility of collaborating with us, send us a message by clicking here to complete an online form.

 

 

 

BESTyou

Basic Effective Strategies to Transform You into the best version of you!

BESTYou is a 6-week in-home Chronic Disease Self-Management Program that introduces basic life strategies and tools to interested individuals that are trying to make a change for the better. With one session a week for six weeks, the program allows you to get together with friends, neighbors and/or family members to enjoy good (FREE) food as well as meaningful group discussions and activities that center around good lifestyle behaviors.

Each session is run by group leaders who are trained to educate and discuss topics such as reading a food label, how to talk to your healthcare providers, effective communication and problem solving, meal planning, stress management, cheap and easy ways to exercise, financial accountability and budgeting, and many more. All of these topics are a part of a “toolkit” that BESTYou believes everyone has a right to understand and hopefully use in their everyday life. The proper understanding and use of this “toolkit” will then allow those who are living with chronic diseases and/or loved ones of those who are living with chronic diseases an opportunity to make better lifestyle choices that will then lead to the better management of those conditions.

BESTYou is recruiting interested individuals to “host” the 6 sessions in a facility of their choosing—whether it’s their home, a church, clinic or a community center… We bring the course to you! We are also very flexible when it comes to guest availability. Click the “How to get Involved” tab to learn more about what it means to be a host or how to get more information about the program.

BESTYou can also be brought to your clinic or organization. We will gladly bring this program to your clients at your facility or to your staff during their lunch hour! If you’d like more information about how to do that please click the “Contact Us” tab to submit an inquiry. The program coordinator should be with you as soon as possible. Thank you!

 

If you would like to sign up for a course, or learn how to facilitate one of these sessions for your community group, click here.