Did you know that your zip code is a better predictor of your health than your genetic code? Research tells us that your neighborhood matters to your health!
For over 28 years, the Health Education has fought the causes of early death in Sacramento's under-served communities by bringing people together to improve health and transform neighborhoods. We do not come in and just fix problems; rather we empower the neighborhood problem solvers who already live right there.
Sacramento's neighborhood problem solvers come in many forms like the woman who got the city to fix the poor lighting and broken sidewalks at her local park; the corner store owner who learned how to make a profit selling healthy food instead of liquor; and the church pastor who started a youth job program at his church.
At the Health Education Council, we believe good health and well-being don't happen in isolation; rather, we are all at our healthiest when surrounded by thriving families, communities, schools and businesses. Although COVID-19 has tested us all, at HEC we know that now more than ever we need each other to thrive.
A donation from YOU will equip a neighborhood resident with the skills, resources and support they need to fix their community's most pressing problems.