Prevention & Wellness

Our Goal

Prevention & Wellness addresses the health needs and social determinants of health in our rural community through the delivery of evidence-based initiatives. The vision for this program is to improve local wellness education and preventive health services. It is a multi-dimensional program intended to engage and motivate community members to take responsibility for their health by participating in programs that will help them achieve optimal wellness while decreasing unnecessary hospital or emergency room visits and chronic conditions.

Current Focus

Mendonoma Health Alliance is focused on educating our community about chronic conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and opioid addiction/dependency by providing screening events and educational workshops. Presently, we offer health screenings, without an appointment, at our office every Tuesday. That includes blood pressure, cholesterol, A1c, HIV, and Hepatitis C screenings as well as COVID-19 rapid antigen testing.
Mendonoma Health Alliance has developed drug education and prevention curriculum derived from evidence-based materials provided by the National Institute of Health to deliver to all school-aged youth in the community from sixth through twelfth grade. This curriculum is being taught by our Community Health Workers to all of the following schools: Point Arena High School, South Coast Continuation School, Arena Elementary School, Manchester Elementary School, Kashia Schoolhouse, and Horicon Elementary School.
To prevent the misuse of prescription medications, Mendonoma Health provides free medication lock bags to the community. Lock bags are intended to help reduce theft of medications and accidental ingestion by children and animals.  We have distributed lock bags to Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS), Action Network and Coastal Seniors to reach as many residents as possible.
Another way Mendonoma Health Alliance approaches prevention is by teaming the Mendocino and Sonoma County Sheriff’s Departments to provide expanded access to drug take-back events in communities along our service area (see our Calendar for scheduled drug take-back events).

Health Screenings

Click here to learn more about what screenings we offer and to view our current or upcoming schedule of screenings.

Educational Workshops

Follow this link for information about upcoming workshops, available to the community free of charge.

Community Outreach

Click here to learn more about MHA outreach services and events in Mendonoma.

This website and MHA’s programs are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award through the Rural Health Network Development Program totaling $898,645 and through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program totaling $1 million, over a 3-year period, with  80% funded by HRSA/HHS and 20% percentage funded by non-government source(s), such as the Arlene & Michael Rosen Foundation, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the Community Foundation of Mendocino County and tax-deductible contributions from community members. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA/HHS or the U.S. Government.

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