We know that your relationships with friends and family—and even where you live—can have a major impact on your health. That’s why we offer community programs that help make sure our neighborhoods are safe, that schools are places where kids can learn, and that our neighbors have access to healthy food and places to exercise.
In a small neighborhood in South Berkeley, we are helping residents work together to improve their neighborhood, strengthen their relationships with each other and with City services, and develop healthy eating, cooking and fitness programs. Our goal is to reduce heart disease and strokes, and make it more possible for everyone to live a healthy life.
A Focus on Schools
At West Oakland Middle School, we’re working with school leaders, parents and local government to develop a school health center, community garden and parent advisory group. At Rosa Parks Elementary, we’re providing group and individual behavioral health services, offering after school enrichment activities, and supporting teachers so that all kids have the opportunity to thrive.
Senior Life Enrichment
In West Contra Costa County, our drama, dance, and art activities draw isolated seniors out of their homes so that they stay mentally fit.