Heart 2 Heart Program
In 2006, The City of Berkeley Public Health Department released their Health Status Report identifying the high rates of chronic illness in South and West Berkeley. Using this information LifeLong Medical Care applied for funding to support development of a pilot program aimed at reducing health inequalities particularly in cardiovascular disease. In collaboration with the City of Berkeley Public Health department the Heart 2 Heart program was established in 2008. This program serves as a bridge between community members, resources, and services that are necessary to address community needs and reducing health inequalities. Along with local partners we provide programs and events that promote healthy living and lifestyles.
Heart 2 Heart’s mission is to build relationships with community members through linking residents with needed resources to reduce the rates of hypertension, heart disease, and stroke occurrence in the H2H neighborhood in South Berkeley.
Heart 2 Heart Neighborhood
Activities and Events
Blood Pressure Screenings:
Every 3rd Friday at a selected barber shop on Sacramento Street 11am-1pm
Barbershops include Johnson’s House of Styles and Smooth Blends
Every 4th Saturday – Spiral Gardens 2850 Sacramento St. । 11am – 1pm
***Note No Mobile Van during summer months June, July and August. Look for us at other events
***Mobile Van is moved to every 3rd Saturday due to holidays in May, November, and December.
Heart 2 Heart Events:
Job & Educational Fair:
Employment Opportunities and resume building workshop. |In the fall| |Flyer|
Annual Neighborhood Celebration Party:
Community Health and Resource Fair |4th Saturday in April| |Flyer|
Health Advocate Program:
Community Health & Leadership Training. (6 mo. Commitment).
Training Topics: Leadership, Community Health & Prevention, Navigating the Health Care System, Cultural Humility, and etc.
Cohorts start in Spring and Fall (8 week training)
*** Click on Health Advocates Program for more information and applications.
Grant ranges from $500-$3,000 to support ideas and work creating a healthier H2H community.
Applications are due the first week of November.
*** Click on Mini-Grants for more information and access to our updated application.
Meet the Team!
Gin Hansson । H2H Co-Coordinator, Lifelong Medical Care
Katherine Brown । H2H Co-Coordinator, City of Berkeley Public Health
Lincoln Casimere । H2H Co-Coordinator, City of Berkeley Public Health
Margarita Guerrero । Nutrition Specialist, City of Berkeley Public Health
Raquel Cummings | Community Engagement Specialist,
****FOR MORE INFORMATION OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES PLEASE CONTACT GIN HANSSON OR LINCOLN CASIMERE