The Marin City Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention (CX3) is a state funded project distributed via the County of Marin and Administered in Marin City by the Marin City Community Services District..This prgram works alongside the Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Intiative. As a result of several years of the this work programs have been started including the park prescription program at Rocky Graham Park.
Marin City's Parks Rx program uses the newly constructed George "Rocky" Graham Park, located in Marin City and nutritional guidance as alternatives to traditional prescription medicine. Marin City Community Services District serves as the convener/partnership facilitator offering access to a variety of healthy eating, active living activities in the park, including Zumba, Kokoro Empowerment, Art in the Park and Nutrition Education classes. A health educator works with the clients of Marin City Health and Wellness Center to create individual care plans that keep them on a path to wellness. These programs are staffed with a combination of staff from Marin City CSD, Marin City Health and Wellness, Marin County Health and Human Services, Marin County Parks, Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the National Parks Service.
The HEAL Active Adult program provides a systems approach and an infrastructure rooted in assessment and data driven practices. As lead agency, Marin City CSD, in partnership with the Marin YMCA, will work to increase food security, fruit and vegetable consumption and access to physical activities in Marin City. An assessment process will be developed to identify how to reach more seniors as well as evaluate and modify existing services including; weekly food pantry and food delivery done in partnership with SF/Marin Food Bank, congregate hot luncheon offered every Wednesday in partnership with Cx3/Marin County Health and Human Services and Extrafood.org
We intend to increase access to fruits and vegetables through reaching a greater number of active adults ages 60+ through community outreach efforts and to house-bound seniors through brown bag delivery systems. The purchase and use of strength based fitness equipment will enable program expansion, including Park Prescription and Physical Fitness classes at Marin City Fitness Center, and an increase in the frequency of transportation to programs at the Y facility. With a dedicated staff member and more powerful information captured through a new database, there will be more opportunity for targeted marketing and communication to inform of program and service offerings.
To find out more about the CX3 Project and how to get involved please contact:
The Marin City project director Terrie Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-336-6421
The County of Marin Public Health Department Prevention Wellness Program Project Manager Elaini Neguisse at ENegussie@marincounty.org or 415-473-2612