We believe Health & Wellness is a vital component of a thriving community. The 100 BMOLV is concerned about the well being of the whole community and the whole person. We have been, and will continue to be, a driving force within the health care community.
Health & Wellness is a vital component of a thriving community. The 100 is concerned about the well being of the whole community and the whole person: physical, emotional/psychological and spiritual. Our initiatives are aligned with three objectives:
1. Increase public awareness regarding health issues which disproportionately impact minorities and the minority community.
2. Increase awareness and expand knowledge among all people within all the communities we serve regarding current research, therapies and practices which have demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of illnesses.
3. Help shape public policy regarding the local, state, and national health policy issues impacting low-income and minority communities.
The 100 collaborates with other non-profit organizations to promote preventative health strategies, deliver screenings and provide education on prevalent diseases.
· Healthy Hearts
· Community for Better Health
· Choose and Move
· Black Nurses Association
· The Links
· Nevada Cancer Institute
· State of Nevada Health District
· Southern Nevada Health District
· Department of Health and Human Services
· Nathan Adelson Hospice
· American Stroke Association
· American Heart Association
· United Way
One of our signature programs in the health and wellness area is Shots 4 Tots. This is one of the most aggressive healthcare initiatives that the 100 has taken on. This is a multi-language campaign targeting Parents, Child Care Centers, and Vaccine for Children Providers in 18 identified zip codes. This campaign is a joint collaboration between the United Way, Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), and the 100 to help increase the overall immunization rate with special emphasis on children 0-3 years old. In the 2009-2010 Shots 4 Tots Program Year, we were able to administer approximately fourteen thousand (14,000) immunizations. During this same timeframe, the State of Nevada moved from 47th in the nation in immunizations to 42nd. This program was part of the reason for this dynamic change. As a result of that success, United Way and SNHD have teamed up with us for a second year. Additionally, they have begun to model our programming with the Latin Chamber and other minority organizations. We are well on our way to achieve even better results for the 2010-2011 program year.
How we measure health and wellness success
· Collaborate with other non-profits and healthcare providers to hold three (3) educational forums in the areas of:
o Preventive healthcare
o Early detection
o Proper screening
· Collaborate with other non-profits and healthcare providers to host events that support treatment of:
o Heart Disease
o Childhood Obesity
· Increase the number of people that participate in the above mentioned forums/events
· Increase the number of people that participate in advance screenings offered at these events