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10×10 Wellness Campaign

In the U.S., people with serious mental health challenges die 25 years younger than the general population of chronic health conditions (diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, HIV and AIDS). These increased death and disease rates “are largely due to treatable medical conditions that are caused by modifiable risk factors” such as stigma/discrimination, poverty, and lack of coordination between primary care and mental health services [Medical Directors Council of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, 2006].

We believe in supporting the whole person, taking a holistic approach to wellness and providing options and choices for recovery.

​Over the next 10 years, Alameda County’s 10X10 campaign will promote services, activities and policies, incorporating the 8 dimensions of wellness, that seek to increase the life expectancy of mental health consumers by 10 Years. HHREC coordinates and implements this project for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services as part of their Mental Health Services Act funding.

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This event was produced in collaboration with PEERS.

PEERS

We Move for Health

We Move for Health (WM4H) Background

Before COVID-19, We Move for Health (WM4H) was an annual festive event honoring Mental Health Awareness Month. In the last three years, the WM4H event has transitioned into a virtual gathering, utilizing technology to unite the community and promote physical activity, wellness in eight dimensions, and more. Our aim is to revive WM4H with the inclusion of community feedback.

Aaron De La Cerda

Featured presentation, “How to Grow Your Garden“, by AARON De La Cerda, Acta Non Verba Farm, Deputy Director (View flyer)

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Get Fit Campaign

The GET FIT Campaign is a Health & Wellness course that educates participants on physical activity, nutrition, and mental wellness. The program’s duration is a 6 week course with physical activity, peer group support and healthy eating demonstrations.

Get Fit Campaign Goals

  1. Provide information about exercise, hydration, nutrition, and mental wellness.
  2. Educate participants about the 8 Dimensions of Wellness for health & wellness.
  3. Build support systems for participants to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Additional information and resources (tap list below for more)

All interested participants need to complete and apply using the Get Fit application process. The next Get Fit Campaign event is currently being planned. For more information, please contact the 10×10 Wellness Campaign Program Manager.

Testimonials

Elika Aird Meditation

The POCC, Peers Organizing Community Change

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Alameda County residents who have mental health or substance use issues, and to provide the consumer perspective in transforming Alameda County Mental Health Services with a recovery vision that is consumer-driven, culturally competent, and holistic in its services & supports. We provide a strong peer/ consumer voice in the mental health system and in the community.

POCC now puts on its own annual conference each summer. Members of the Consumer Empowerment Department collaborate with the community on CIT and on a trauma-informed learning collaborative, among other efforts. There has been collaborative exploration into the importance of Spirituality in wellness and recovery, and most recently, examination of Peer Specialist Certification has been at the forefront.

HHREC partners with the POCC to coordinate a Wellness Room at the POCC Conference. During this event participants can sign up for massages, acupuncture, yoga, meditation and other wellness activities.

Re-think Your Drink Campaign

The Health and Human Resource Education Center Oakland’s 10×10 Wellness Campaign is bringing the Rethink Your Drink Campaign to Bay Area School campuses to educate students, faculty and staff on the harmful effects of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages and to encourage healthier beverage options.

The Rethink Your Drink action plan includes:

  • Educational Events: faculty, staff and students will gather for an in-person or (due to Covid-19) a virtual presentation.
  • 30-Day Soda-Free Water Challenge: We encourage faculty and staff to go “soda-free” for one month, only drinking beverages with no added sugars, artificial sweeteners or alcohol. And to drink 8 glasses of water a day.
  • How to incorporate water into your day! Bring Your Water Bottle to Work/School Day: Part of the 30- day challenge is to carry your water bottle to school. We provide the water bottle.

Top 10 Benefits of Drinking Water

ReThink Your Drink Billboard

Rethink Your Drink Campaign - billboard art

Presentations Available – For more information or to schedule a presentation on the Re-think Your Drink Campaign, please contact the 10×10 Wellness Campaign Program Manager.

Girl Drinking Water

10 x 10 Wellness Partners

Alameda County Nutrition Action Partners
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CAl Fresh Healthy Living

Nifa Akosua, 10 x 10 Program Manager

nakosua.hhrec@gmail.com | 510-834-5990 (HHREC)

Nifa is a Community Advocate and Healer. She believes in centering people in their own story and shifting the narrative. As a Black Woman who’s lost many family members to incarceration and gun violence, her passion is rooted deep in holding healing space for community members and building strong bonds that focus on transformative relationships. She believes that turning pain into passion and healing through action are the stepping stones towards building healthy communities.

Contact Nifa