Bayview HEAL ZONE Awards Announced

San Franicsco Health Improvement Partnerships

As part of a three-year Kaiser Permanente-funded grant, the Bayview HEAL (Health Eating Active Living) Zone was launched on Saturday, February 11, 2012.

Among the highlights of the day was the awarding of seven mini-grants funded through the San Francisco Health Improvement Partnerships (SF HIP), of which the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF is a part. CTSI’s Community Engagement & Health Policy Navigator Paula Fleischer announced the awards that included:

  • CommUNITYGarden, Youth TEAMERS
  • Evaluating the Physical Activity Environment at GW Carver Elementary
  • Sprouting Future Healthy Eaters and Gardeners
  • Health Promotion Events for HEAL Zone Youth
  • Neighborhood Power Play
  • Rafiki Wellness Passport Project
  • The Bayview YMCA’s Health Families Initiative

Read more about the HEAL Zone awardees and SF HIP.

The event, which was highlighted in the Bayview Footprints newsletter, included free and fun fitness activities that attracted more than 200 participants, including families and seniors. Forty walkers also joined organizers in walking the HEAL Zone area.

The crowd was energized by remarks from Kenneth Hill and Antonia Williams, Food Guardians; Tomas Aragon, MD, Health Officer from the San Francisco Department of Public Health; and Neal Hatten from the Bayview YMCA. HEAL Zone Coordinator Cheryl Davis emceed the program.

Free produce from the SF Wholesale Produce Market was part of a healthy meal prepared by Chef Kevin Tucker.  Advisory Committe member, Dwayne Robinson of Bayview Barber College also provided free hair cuts to attendees.

Learn more about the Kaiser Permanente HEAL Zone Initiative.