Staff and Fruitvale community members took part in a healing circle led staff from our Cultura y Bienestar program. The circle gave us all an opportunity to process and be cleansed of negative energy from the tragedies that had befallen us as a community as well as any personal traumas.
It has been said that your ZIP code may be more important for your health than your genetic code. This is because factors known as the social determinants of health can greatly influence your chances of becoming sick and dying early.
One of the founders of our Pediatrics program, Doctor Jim Eitel, will be retiring this year. After forty years of working with La Clínica, Dr. Jim has a unique perspective on La Clínica’s history and evolution, so we sat down with him to hear the stories that only he could tell us.
Cultura y Bienestar is an exciting program that employs Mental Health Specialists, Community Health Educators/Promotores and Traditional Healers to provide prevention and early intervention services to the Latino community. The goal of the program is to promote mental health and emotional well-being through education, consultation, and the practice of traditional healing methods.
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