Healthy Living Program
Advancing the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity by integrating excellence in clinical care, research, quality education and community advocacy.
The Community Health Alliance Healthy Living Program (HLP) was implemented in 2016 and is based on the successful and nationally recognized Let’s Go! Program developed and established in Maine in 2006. The beauty of the program is its simple, evidenced-based messaging.
How does the program work?
The Healthy Living Clinic occurs every Monday afternoon at the Wells Avenue site. The Healthy Living Clinic team includes a pediatrician, dietitian, psychologist, and a promotora (cultural mediator and assistant). Currently, due to COVID-19, our classes are being held virtually.
All patients have an initial evaluation individually with our team after a referral from their Community Health Alliance provider for obesity (BMI ≥ 95%). Patients then choose to participate in the nine-class curriculum covering healthy habits over 12 weeks or with individual appointments. We encourage other family members to attend.
Obesity-related medical problems are addressed and if indicated, additional appointments for behavioral and mental health concerns are made with our psychologist. All will be seen at least once monthly for at least 6 months and then referred back to their regular providers.
During classes, we provide bottled water and a fresh fruit snack to participants. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada provides a produce bag with 4-5 types of fruits and vegetables for all of our class participants to take home each session. We are implementing the 5210 Healthy Washoe program.
Thank you to our partners for your support:
- Kiwanis – since 2016
- Urban Roots – since 2019
- Reno Bike Project – since 2019
- Anytime Fitness – since 2018
- UFC – since 2019
- Flint Street Farm – since 2019
- Reno Gleaning Project – since 2018
- Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation – since 2018
- Food Bank of Northern Nevada – since 2016
- Rethink Your Drink – since 2018
- Urban Lotus Project – since 2019
- HIT by David Chavez – since 2019
- Saint Mary’s Center for Health and Fitness – since 2019
- Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful and One Truckee River – since 2020
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