Project Wellness is a new innovated grant-funded program that utilizes a prevention navigator model to improve access to services for substance use, infectious & communicable diseases and housing for at-risk youth populations. Project Wellness is designed for youth ages 13-24. Planning, implementation and evaluation for this project is overseen by Dr. Rachel Castaneda and her team at Azusa Pacific University.
Project Wellness partners with community-based organizations that aims to empower and educate youth to instill hope for a more fulfilling future. As a partner, Project Wellness services are available to your clients. They will receive prevention services for substance use, HIV/STDs, and homelessness.
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Our prevention navigator is trained to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services for youth.
Prevention navigator will administer screening using a brief survey tool.
Prevention navigator develops an individualized plan for youth based on needs related to substance use, communicable and infectious disease, and housing services.
Prevention navigator enrolls youth in a prevention mobile health, or mHealth, social media campaign. Youth enrolled in the campaign will receive text-messaging on infectious disease, substance use prevention, as well as housing and wellness information over the course of 3-months. Youth can also access other resources through the campaign's website.
Prevention navigator conducts check- ins with youth and follow-ups after completing Project Wellness services. Navigator completes follow up surveys and utilizes contingency management to offer youth incentives for their engagement with services.
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BECOME A PARTNER
Join these organizations in providing our service to your clients.
MARYVALE DUARTE CAMPUS
2502 East Huntington Dr.,
Duarte, CA 91010
(626) 357-1514; (626) 263-9133
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health - Division of HIV and STD Programs http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/dhsp/
901 E. Alosta Ave. Azusa, CA 91702
(626) 815-6000 ext 2417
Project Wellness is funded through a SAMHSA grant (#1H79SP080234)