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 barbershop on Sacramento Street from 11am-1pm. Barbershops include Johnson’s House of Styles, Smooth Blends and Don’s Headquarters
Every 4th Saturday – Spiral Gardens 2850 Sacramento St. । 11am – 1pm
***Mobile Van is moved to every 3rd Saturday due to holidays in May, November.
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 Summary.
Grant ranges from $500-$2625 to support ideas and work creating a healthier H2H community.
Mini-grant applications for 2018 will be posted at a later date.”
Meet the Team!
Myesha Williams । Community Engagement Manager
Carrie Balthrop । Heart 2 Heart Program Coordinator
Vincente Cordero । Community Engagement Specialist
Margarita Guerrero । Senior Community Health Specialist
****FOR MORE INFORMATION OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES PLEASE CONTACT MYESHA WILLIAMS OR CARRIE BALTHROP