On May 30, the SF Community Health Corps ventured to the southern end of the city for a community health fair put on by our members at Silver Avenue Family Health Center. The community came out for activities ranging from mini-mosaic making to yoga to dental information & giveaways.
Silver Avenue is one of the Department of Public Health clinics that bring primary care to the underserved of San Francisco. The population at the clinic is among the most diverse of the city’s health centers: Silver Avenue patients are about 40% Latino and 30% Chinese. The staff of the clinic reflects this diversity and work diligently to make patients feel welcomed and safe while in the clinic. Some of the SAFHC staff even came out to the health fair to take blood pressure readings and give health information to people who were interested.
The Americorps members at SAFHC are fundraising to install a mosaic outside the clinic in order to make the physical building outside as welcoming as the staff inside. The health fair not only served as an event to connect the community with the clinic, but also as a “launch event” for this fundraiser. Kids from local schools and families from around the Portola came out to make mini-mosaics with the artists who will be leading the mosaic project at SAFHC.
If you’re interested in supporting Silver Avenue’s mosaic fundraiser, please visit igg.me/at/silveravenuemosaic!