Based in the Salvation Army Kroc Center in eastern San Diego, Miriam Rodriguez and her team used their local connections to build the first Operation Change program to be delivered in the Spanish language. Operation Change provides a comprehensive approach to improving health in underserved populations where health disparities are at their highest, and in San Diego we see some startling variances in life expectancy, obesity and diabetes. In this podcast Miriam describes how the program is all about the empowerment of women, and how she and the participants were initially surprised to hear that mental health education would be a major component of the program. Part 4/7 of our Operation Change Series. Hosted by Dr. Bonnie Simpson Mason.