Dignity Health Awards BARC $30,000 Grant for Advancing Wellness for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
In 2019, BARC Clients will be participating in a one-of-a-kind health program thanks to the grant support by Dignity Health. BARC will be rolling out an innovative health education program to improve the health of our BARC Clients. Beginning in April of 2019, Dignity Health will be teaching our Clients about achieving a healthy life style to help them curb chronic diseases (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancers, etc.). They will have fun learning about healthy recipes, cooking, importance of healthy food groups, nutrition, causes of chronic diseases, and undergo a wellness assessment.
The program is expected to impact the lives of about 90 participants by positively changing how they think about the foods they eat and their daily living life style.