About the Center for Well-Being
The Center for Well-Being is a 501c(3) nonprofit agency founded in 1994 in Santa Rosa, California – providing almost 30 years of health and wellness services. Our goal is to achieve a healthier community for all, and we do so through clinical services and community programs that empower individuals with tools, knowledge, and resources to be well. We help people of all ages lose weight, cook healthy meals, and feel better – especially for those struggling with diabetes, high blood pressure, and other health issues, and we help those who have experienced a cardiac event get back on track to optimal physical health. We engage with residents through education, support, and access to resources, and our community programs range from youth development to tobacco prevention, nutrition education with parents and seniors, and training and coordinating community health workers who directly help the communities they are a part of. Finally, we work at an individual, community, and systems level to achieve health and well-being for ALL!
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement
The Center for Well-Being is committed to advancing health equity, and we embrace Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) as critical to our mission and vision to ensure the health and well-being of our staff and our community. We actively pursue a culture free from bias and injustice, and we center DEIB in our policies, practices, and programs. In order to advance our goals of an equitable community, we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, race, country of origin, legal status, faith, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ideology, income, or education has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity. Our role is to embody DEIB practices in everything we do, act as a catalyst for change, influence systems change through cross-sector partnerships, and leading by example. We are committed to:
- Ensuring that everyone feels welcomed, connected, included, and belonged.
- Fostering an inclusive environment for all communities, including marginalized communities.
- Identifying and eliminating internal biases in staff, board, and volunteers that interfere with equity and inclusiveness.
- Partnering with organizations that are committed to lifting up marginalized communities.
- Acting in solidarity with marginalized groups to remove advantages created by our own unearned privilege.
- Developing a diverse staff and board that reflects our community.