Alameda County 10X10 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.
According to SAMHSA, "Wellness means overall well-being. It includes the mental, emotional, physical, occupational, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of a person’s life. . .
The Get Fit Program is a new project HHREC is piloting under the 10x10 Wellness Campaign to help promote physical and emotional wellness. Participants will work with a trainer to help in their wellness journey in a 45-day program. The goal for this program is to bring knowledge and awareness around weight reduction, healthy eating, and movement.
We Move For Health is held every year in May. 2018 will be our 7th Annual event.
Don’t forget to bring your own water bottle to the event for a chance to enter in our raffle!