live / 2015
Walking to Wellness Program
The Walking-to-Wellness Program is a qualitatively and quantitatively measured health improvement plan, consisting of leader-facilitated group interaction focusing on cooperation, developing goals, and the processes required for reaching those goals. The program stresses individual attention and support and requires a 2-day per week, 7-week commitment to creating a healthier lifestyle. The two main elements of this program are Walking and Changing Unhealthy Habits.
In what areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?
- Central LA
- San Fernando Valley
- South LA
- County of Los Angeles
- City of Los Angeles
How do you plan to use these resources to make change?
- Engage residents and stakeholders
- Implement a pilot or new project
- Expand a pilot or a program
How will your proposal improve the following “Live” metrics?
- Access to healthy food
- Obesity rates
- Walk/bike/transit score
Please explain how you will evaluate your work.
The effectiveness of the program on participants’ overall health and well-being will be measured using objective and subjective data. There will be a third party Registered Nurse to track and keep reports on individual progress. The program will develop an individualized service plan (ISP) for each group member that includes:
Quantitative Baseline • Blood pressure changes • Weight • BMI decrease
Quantitative Changes • Blood pressure changes • Weight • BMI decrease
Quantitative Measurements = Qualitative Outcome • Overall mental well-being • Mood • Attitude • Self-Esteem • Confidence • Discipline • Energy Level
How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed?
- Money (financial capital)
- Publicity/awareness (social capital)
- Community outreach
- Network/relationship support