Prescription for Healthy Food

The link between food and health is well established. In terms of economic burden, obesity and diabetes cost the U.S. hundreds of billions a year. Whereas 15% of the U.S. population is food insecure, 47% of inpatients at The General are food insecure. For low-income families, like those served at The General, maintaining a healthy diet is often at odds with economic demands to merely survive and maintain adequate food, clothing, and shelter. Food insecurity is associated with higher rates of hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes. The Therapeutic Food Pantry will address the disproportionately high need for food assistance among The General’s patients with the ultimate goal of improving health [...]

2017-04-06T17:27:58-07:00December 4th, 2014|Categories: Funded Initiatives|Tags: |

Hearts Grant in Action: Wellness for All

While aiding physical and mental health are the main objectives of any major hospital, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (The General) houses a unique program dedicated to connecting and enhancing physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health for patients, staff members, and the community. Through the support of donors and volunteers, the Community Wellness Program (CWP) offers a variety of diverse activities aimed at improving overall wellness, including yoga, Zumba and salsa classes to improve physical strength, Healing Harp services to reduce stress and anxiety, and cooking classes to support balanced nutrition on a budget. Wellness for All [...]

2017-04-06T17:27:58-07:00September 19th, 2014|Categories: Funded Initiatives|Tags: |