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    Community Health Programs

    The Community Health Resource Center is always developing and carrying out exciting community health programs. The current programs are dynamic and collaborative. Nutritional and social work resources within CHRC are paired with outside agencies to bring robust services and exciting new opportunities to the San Francisco Community.

    From Garden to Plate

    The Community Health Resource Center (CHRC) and The Tule Elk Park Project (TEPP) offer a unique partnership that blends the Resource Center’s nutritional expertise with TEPP’s innovative environmental approach to early childhood education. Together, we developed an integrated curriculum that educates the child experientially. From Garden to Plate, for pre-kindergarten and lower elementary students, will use a garden-based learning approach to address three key components: Obesity Prevention, Ecological Awareness and Sustainable Living. We address these three components together because personal nutrition, the environment, and our ecological stewardship are inextricably linked.

    If you would like to buy a copy of the From Garden To Plate Learning Guide for teachers and garden educators, please call 415-923-3858.

    No Ifs, Ands, or Butts!

    If you are having a hard time kicking the habit or have this on your list of health steps to take this year, Community Health Resource Center’s newest program – No Ifs, Ands, or Butts – may be just what you need. This intensive course includes techniques to manage withdrawal symptoms and the physical and psychological side effects. It will focus on traditional skills and strategies, along with holistic approaches such as hypnosis, acupressure and mindfulness to cope with the loss of the smoking habit.

    The program begins with an initial one-on-one meeting with a therapist, followed by a six-session series of classes over a five-week period. During the course, individuals will have the opportunity to have ongoing individual medical consultations and monitored treatment plans with a pulmonologist. After completing the course, participants will receive follow-up phone calls to monitor their progress and help motivate them to maintain smoke-free lifestyles. The program costs only $50. To register, or for more information, call 415-923-3155.