Project Access in Southeast LA
Project Budget: $40,000
Worksite Wellness LA (WWLA)
WWLA’s program, Project Access, is a multi-dimensional project that covers topics related to physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. The curriculum provides assistance navigating local health resources to prevent chronic conditions through eight workshops on topics including financial literacy, healthy lifestyles, stress management and food budget planning.
Project Access health education classes also feature tobacco cessation messaging and referrals, assistance with navigating tobacco cessation programs in health coverage plans, and referrals to tobacco cessation programs. WWLA staff members conduct culturally sensitive and engaging presentations that demonstrate ways to save money and have a healthier diet, like avoiding expensive, unhealthy processed foods and opting for fresh, wholesome ingredients. WWLA educators stress the connections between healthy eating, living well, accessing services, reducing stress, saving money, and the overall improvement of quality of life among Project Access participants.
Through this program we anticipate reaching 100 individuals, primarily low-income Latina women and their families, with preventive health education that includes better nutrition and financial literacy, as well as social service navigation tools. AltaMed’s Match Grant of $20,000 will expand staff capacity to substantially increase Project Access presentations, particularly in the following Southeast communities: Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Downey, Huntington Park, Maywood, and Walnut Park.