March 11, 2014
598 Nevin Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Celebrate Richmond's weekly Health Hub at the Nevin Center on March 11, 2014 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. FREE healthy food distribution, zumba, health screens & more!
Last year, LIFT-Levántate applied for a Kaiser Strategic HEAL grant specific to launching a Health Hub for the Nevin Community Center, and at the end of 2013, they were informed that they were a grant recipient. A community Health Hub is a culturally responsive community-based whole health solution. On a base level, each Health Hub is a year-long, weekly food distribution site. Working with the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, participants pick their food items at a “farmers market” style food pantry. In addition, participants have the opportunity to engage in free health activities and wellness education around obesity. Some of those activities include diabetes screenings, prevention, and education, physical activities such as zumba and yoga, nutrition activities such as ‘Rethink Your Drink’, taste test cooking demonstrations, CAL-Fresh sign-ups, and more. The Health Hub also provides meaningful leadership opportunities for Veterans who receive stipends for their participation.
The goals of the Health Hub include:
- Improving nutrition habits by increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables and reducing the consumption of sugary drinks and processed foods;
- Improving fitness levels by increasing engagement in physical activities;
- Reducing chronic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes by increasing access to free screenings and preventative education resources.