Healthy Hearts SF

 

Healthy Hearts SF

 
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SERVICES

Your family. Your community. Your job.

We know what’s important to you. And, since you’re important to us, we want to add one more thing to your list. Your heart.

Our mission is to provide you with free, easily accessible resources for improving your health and strengthening your heart, so that everything else you’ve got going on gets done. We’ve partnered with some of the best professionals, facilities, and businesses in the city to build a network just for you. All you have to do is click. 

 

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Testimonials

Since I started to join the walking group my health has improved every day. I love it” Exercise helped me lower my waistline. I am a diabetic. It lowered my blood sugar. Thank you
— Lynn Caraway (patient)
HHSF is not only providing information/education for the prevention of chronic illnesses but also motivating and promoting physical activities like Zumba, yoga, walking groups.
— Jenny Morales (Zumba Instructor)
Remember that there’s always stress. But the walking that we do helps you forget about the stress for a bit. I feel good. I go walking with my friends and I feel happy. We walk and talk about the things that are going on in our lives
— Edgardo Palacious (patient)
The program is amazing. It’s great to be able to call navigators into patient rooms or do e-referrals. You are very proactive in following up with patients.
— Dr. Alicia Morehead Gee, MD (Provider)
Once you see your people making lifestyle changes, it’s very satisfying. Both as a physician and then also for the patient. These are successes. That’s what we’re looking for.
— Dr. Daniel Wlodarczyk, MD (Provider)


 

About Healthy Hearts

African Americans and Latinos in San Francisco are at greater risk for heart disease and diabetes than the general population. Opportunities for physical activities that are accessible, culturally relevant and convenient can increase the likelihood of participation and help create long-lasting behavior change.

The Healthy Hearts SF Campaign, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), aims to increase cardiovascular health in both the Latino and African American populations living in the census tracts identified by the CDC as having the highest racial and ethnic health gaps in the city. Among these census tracts, Healthy Hearts is focused on communities where 30% or more of the population is living at 200% below the Federal Poverty Level, and 25% do not have a high school education.

One of the primary goals of the program is to raise awareness among community members, community agencies, and clinical teams about the free fitness resources available to them. Residents of the target census tracts can dial 211 for a list of free, safe, and accessible physical activity opportunities offered around the city.

Healthy Hearts SF is also implementing a “free exercise prescription” initiative through participating clinics. These providers will refer African American and Latino patients to free physical activity opportunities such as Zumba, group walks, or water aerobics provided by Healthy Hearts SF partners.


Find the Class that Fits.

There's more than one way to improve your health, but which one will work for you and your lifestyle? We've taken the guesswork out of getting fit by working with professionals and businesses in your neighborhood to build a network that provides you with every resource you need to get started. All you have to do is click, select your zip code, and commit to taking one step at a time to a healthier heart.

 
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