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West County HEAL Project

The West County HEAL (healthy eating, active living) Project is a policy change-focused program that aims to improve the health and quality of life for the residents of our three target areas: Richmond, North Richmond, and San Pablo, California.

Through a 5-year $1.5-million dollar grant from Kaiser Permanente, the West County HEAL Project - one of three pilot community health programs in Northern California - is working to create communities where healthy choices are easy, healthy food is accessible, and the street and parks are safe for outdoor exercising such as jogging and bicycling. Specifically, the project aims to reverse chronic obesity and diabetes trends, especially within African-American and Latino populations.

The project focuses on the conditions of four sectors: the workplace, schools, the community, and healthcare, in order to create a clean, healthy, active environment for the residents of West County.

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