CALEXICO — The Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District (HMHD) Board of Directors approved three Health and Wellness programs to help mitigate some of the health problems caused by COVID-19 in Calexico, according to a press release.
As part of the District Request for Proposals (RFP), six applicants submitted proposals related to Health and Wellness. The applicants that qualified for the grants include Vo Neighborhood Medical Clinic, Dr. Tristan’s Fit and Healthy Program, and Home Delivery Meals for Seniors by Rosas Plane Food.
Dr. Vo Neighborhood Medical Clinic (VNMC) is a nonprofit healthcare organization that will provide medical services to 600 Calexico uninsured residents under the new community-driven Health and Wellness Services Program that will provide various medical services at no cost for these persons. The grant amount for VNMC is $208,168.
Dr. Tristan’s Fit and Healthy Program is a nonprofit organization that will continue to provide 100 children and parents with nutrition and exercise using online classes to manage body weight and obesity. The grant amount for Dr. Tristan’s is $75,000.
Healthy Home Delivery Meals Program operated by Rosa’s Plane food will provide five meals per week to 47 seniors in need of the meal program due to COVID-19. The grant amount for Rosa’s Plane food is $34,560.
The programs were selected by the Board of Directors in an effort to mitigate some of the health and wellness problems caused by the COVID-19. The services will be provided until June 30. A new RFP will be available by mid-March to provide more health and wellness services for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.