Launched in St. Louis in 2014, the Health and Wellness Outreach program was developed to improve the health of low-income seniors and quality of living for those most at risk.
The Health and Wellness Outreach program educates people so they may be able to avoid or minimize chronic disease and reduce reliance on medication. For those already battling a chronic disease, the Health and Wellness Outreach program teaches simple, actionable ways to manage their disease so they do not worsen.
The Health and Wellness Outreach team delivers culturally sensitive training in English and Spanish and are certified in evidence-based models of health education, using innovative models unlike any in the region.
Activities of the Health and Wellness Outreach program include:
The Health and Wellness Outreach program does not duplicate existing services and provides exceptional value as training is delivered where it is needed most. Health and Wellness Outreach is unique as it does not have a physical location that participants travel to for training, as that model makes it difficult for low-income people across the region to attend. Instead, Health and Wellness Outreach partners with more than 50 area churches, senior centers, and social service organizations to identify greatest needs and provides training in community settings where it is easily accessible to the target population. It provides high quality, effective health education from professional staff that many organizations could not afford to provide on their own.