Small Steps to Health and Wealth
Small Steps to Health and Wealth is a program is designed to motivate consumers to implement behavior change strategies that simultaneously improve their health and personal finances. To learn more about the Small Steps to Health and Wealth program, please see Small Steps to Health and Wealth online resources.
Small Steps to Health and Wealth Online Registration Here you will set your health and/or wealth goal. Researchers at Rutgers University and the University of Arizona will contact you periodically by e-mail to motivate you and check on your progress. The registration takes about 5 minutes to complete.
Achieving health and financial goals
Small Steps to Health and Wealth is a program that offers a better way to set goals to work on health and financial behavior changes together and use the same methods to improve both aspects of life. Small Steps to Health and Wealth TM was developed by Dr. Barbara O’Neill and Dr. Karen Ensle with Rutgers Cooperative Extension to motivate participants to simultaneously improve their health and personal finances, http://www.njaes.rutgers.edu/sshw.
Implementation of the Small Steps program has continued in Pima County since the program was launched in March 2006. This program has been included in outreach with UA Life and Work Connections, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Master Consumer Advisor program. A train-the-trainer program for Small Steps to Health and Wealth is scheduled for Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at Pima County Cooperative Extension from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (brochure). Participants in this training will receive additional materials and tools for outreach with their clients or for their own personal benefit. The Small Steps to Health & Wealth™ Workbook is available from Cooperative Extension for $15.00 for pick up or $20.00 by mail. The book includes a discussion of similarities between health and personal finances and 25 behavior change strategies, all based upon empirical research and expert recommendations. It concludes with a planning worksheet for readers to use to set personal goals and action plans and a list of online health and personal finance resources.
A companion piece to the workbook is the Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ Capacity Building Training DVD/CD which is available for trainers to implement the Small Steps program. This program was completed at the University of Arizona and is available for $35.00 plus shipping. Order online at http://cals.arizona.edu/calsmart. Twenty-Five Small Steps to Health and Wealth Instructor Guides and worksheets can be downloaded at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences web-site: http://cals.arizona.edu/pubs/consumer/az1500/.
And finally, the Small Steps program offers a website for consumers to register their participation in the program and track their progress, which can be accessed through the Take Charge America Institute website at www.tcainstitute.org/sshw/.
For additional information on the Small Steps to Health and Wealth TM program or to obtain copies or information on the above mentioned items, contact Linda Block, firstname.lastname@example.org. She can be also reached at (520) 626-5161.