To PROVIDE and PROMOTE innovative, culturally and linguistically accessible wellness programs and services for the SFGH community of staff, patients, their families, and all San Franciscans.
A sustainable, vibrant, healthy, engaged, and compassionate community.
San Francisco General Hospital’s (SFGH) Community Wellness Program works to promote and encourage wellness practices for patients, staff, and all San Franciscans. We support a holistic view of health in which physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual health are considered interconnected and essential in achieving improved health and wellness. Wellness classes are designed to accommodate patients and staff at all levels of physical abilities and/or limitations. Most of our wellness class instructors are bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Cantonese).
We encourage community building and provide opportunities for participants to promote wellness through developing an understanding and appreciation of their peers. At SFGH, we are fortunate to be able to promote wellness through building on the rich cultural/ethnic diversity of our patients and staff. We incorporate strategies that build upon the unique strengths and abilities participants already possess. We value and appreciate having fun as another vital component of wellness promotion. While the Community Wellness Program vigorously promotes interventions aimed at addressing lifestyle issues such as diet and smoking, we also recognize the ways in which social determinants of health such as housing status, neighborhood safety, and access to affordable healthy food play a critical role in wellness promotion. With this in mind, we work to incorporate strategies such as public health education and advocacy in addressing poor health outcomes.
To promote health and wellness through healthy lifestyle choicesEnhance patient care and patient safety through wellness
To enhance patient care and patient safety through wellness
To create a safe, healthy work environment for all employees, patients and visitors.
A Holistic Approach
The Community Wellness Program offers opportunities for participants to enhance health and well-being through healing movement classes, healthy cooking demonstrations, relaxation strategies, caregiver support, and much more. Through our cadre of experienced wellness instructors, we offer a wide variety of fun and engaging classes. Please see our calendar of events for a current schedule of wellness classes and other activities. All the programs and services we offer are open to all and free of charge.
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Our Garden Giveaways program, student interns and volunteers work with hospital gardeners to harvest and distribute hospital-grown vegetables and herbs to participants in hospital-based chronic and acute disease management groups as well as participants in the hospital’s smoking cessation program. The vegetables and herbs are accompanied by relevant recipes in English and Spanish. The mission[…]
Summer Fest 2015 SFGH’s Community Wellness program is an exciting initiative that engages staff, patients, their families, and the surrounding community in programs and services geared to enhance physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health and well-being. We serve a unique community and are working to ensure that the programs and services we offer build upon[…]
SFGH’s Community Wellness Program teamed up with local independent documentary filmmaker Kelly Whalen, to highlight stories of patients, community members, and staff on their journeys to wellness. As we prepare for the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the Community Wellness Program sought to celebrate some of our amazing members of the SFGH community[…]
The Community Wellness Program offers regularly scheduled cooking demonstrations at the Community Wellness Center (Room 2D35) where participants have the opportunity to cook with others, learn about foods and simple, fresh recipes, and a chance to participate in community activities. Cooking demonstrations highlight fresh and easy recipes, lead by professional chefs, community partners and[…]