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Healthy Living Program

The Healthy Living Program advances 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) who helps with translation and provides peer counseling by phone with patients between visits.

All patients have an initial evaluation individually with our team after a referral from their CHA provider for obesity (BMI ≥ 95%). Patients then choose to participate in the eight 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 (courtesy of Raley’s in Golden Valley) 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.

For more information, please email Hannah Linden at

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Thank you to our partners for your support:

  1. Kiwanis – since 2016
  2. Urban Roots – since 2019
  3. Reno Bike Project – since 2019
  4. Anytime Fitness – since 2018
  5. UFC – since 2019
  6. Flint Street Farm – since 2019
  7. Reno Gleaning Project – since 2018
  8. Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation – since 2018
  9. Food Bank of Northern Nevada – since 2016
  10. Rethink Your Drink – since 2018
  11. Urban Lotus Project – since 2019
  12. HIT by David Chavez – since 2019
  13. Saint Mary’s Center for Health and Fitness – since 2019

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Thank you for being my doctor!

Your clinic helps so many people and moves them through very efficiently.  I never mind waiting because I know you are helping someone.  And, when you come in to see me you always give me your full attention, as if I am your only patient.  Your good will and positive intent always shine through. Thank you for being my doctor.

Steven H.

I feel like I just walked in and won the lottery.

I feel like I just walked in and won the lottery…I lost one tooth 2 years ago and I was heartbroken and said I never wanna lose a tooth again. I have been so scared that I would not be able to afford my teeth and now I know I can! I am so so so happy! Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart!