live / 2015

Walking to Wellness Program

Idea submitted in the My LA2050 Maker Challenge by Life Change Up

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
  • Westside
  • 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