Live Well Pico Union

submission by Clinica_Romero
Live Well Pico Union

About Your Application

Organization(s) name(s):

Clinica Msr. Oscar A. Romero

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Describe Your Organization(s)

Non-profit organization

For-profit organization


Other (please specify below):

In one sentence, please describe what your organization does.


Clinica Romero is a community health center that provides primary care and disease prevention services to underserved and underinsured individuals in Los Angeles.

In one to three sentences, please describe your proposal.


Clinica Romero is a community health clinic dedicated to improve the health and lives of patients and community at large that proposes a holistic approach to healthier lifestyles.

Where will you be working? Please be specific (e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County).

Central LA

East LA

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valley

South LA


South Bay

Antelope Valley

County of Los Angeles (countywide)

City of Los Angeles (citywide)


Other (please specify below):

(e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County):

Clinica Romero Pico Union Clinic Site

How do you plan to use these resources to make change? (check all that apply)

Conduct research

Engage residents and stakeholders

Implement a pilot or new project

Expand a pilot or program

Mobilize for systems change

Advocate with policymakers and leaders

Implement and track policy

Other (please specify below):

How will your proposal improve the following “Live” metrics? (check all that apply)

Access to healthy food

Healthcare access

Exposure to air toxins

Number of households below the self-sufficiency index

Percent of imported water

Obesity rates

Housing affordability

Rates of homelessness

Walk/bike/transit score

Acres and miles of polluted waterways

Rates of mental illness

Prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (Dream Metric)

Percentage of LA communities that are resilient (Dream Metric)

Percentage of residents receiving coordinated healthcare services (Dream Metric)

Percentage of tree canopy cover (Dream Metric)

Describe in greater detail how you will make LA the healthiest place to live.


Clinica Romero's Healthy Pico Union project would aim to provide comprehensive services including medical, mental health, health education, nutrition, and exercise classes to underserved individuals living in the Pico Union neighborhood of Los Angeles as a means of combating chronic health issues such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

Currently, individuals who access services at our clinic have the ability to see a medical provider and enroll themselves in a healthy living counseling group that focuses on the connection between physical and emotional health. Participants in the group learn how emotional issues and pain can negatively impact physical health, such as depression decreasing energy levels, motivation and disrupting sleep. We also look at how often individuals engage in unhealthy physical practices trying to treat emotional pain, such as overeating or eating unhealthy foods that provide short-term comfort. Another example might be subconsciously gaining and maintaining obesity as a way of hiding from relationships due to past trauma. The group will learn and practice healthy eating, exercise, and the accountability and motivation we can get from healthy relationships.

Unfortunately for our group participants, the Pico Union area lacks safe, green space where individuals and their families can regularly work out in order to stay healthy. An additional barrier that prevents local families from regularly exercising is exposure to violence due to gang activity at local parks during evening hours (when families are most likely to have the time to engage in these activities).

Through bringing exercise equipment to our Pico Union clinic site located at 123 S. Alvarado St., we will provide a space where families can safely engage in healthy practices that will improve their overall health. We plan to purchase outdoor exercise equipment that will withstand various weather conditions. Families will be able to access equipment during our regular hours that include extended evening hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.


Clinica Romero will

-Install a minimum of 5 outdoor exercise stations
-Provide nutrition classes to the local community
-Engage in counseling to find the root causes of chronic obesity and diabetes
-Publicize availability of workshops and exercise space
-Maintain social media presence.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed? (check all that apply)

Money (financial capital)

Volunteers/staff (human capital)

Publicity/awareness (social capital)

Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)


Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)

Community outreach

Network/relationship support

Quality improvement research

Other (please specify below):

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Clinica has the friendliest people!!!! Come visit us!

by rarellano43
6 months ago

Clinica Romero is like no other! Amazing work by amazing people!

by Melis1124
6 months ago

What an inspiration Clinica Romero is! Keep up the good work!
-fitness instructor & PR pro

by SMarPR
6 months ago

Such an awesome clinic, inspiring patients who in turn inspire me!

by Bndfeb1010
6 months ago

This would make Clinica Romero the first community health center to offer exercise equipment and a comprehensive clinical approach. Go clinica!

by anagran
6 months ago

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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

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Tuesday, October 06, 2015
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