Whittier Street Health Center’s blog on health and wellness in the community.

February Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

  • February 11, 2019

February Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: Yohanna Mendez, LMHC February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Whittier Street Health Center wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do as a parent to prevent teen dating violence and abuse. According to Break the Cycle among people who experience sexual violence, physical violence, and/or […]


National Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day

  • February 8, 2019

February 7th 2019 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) and the theme for this year is: “Together for Love: Stop HIV Stigma”. Across the nation each year, individuals and organizations like Whittier Street Health Center join the nation to observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to promote HIV education, testing, involve the community in […]


February: American Heart Month

  • February 6, 2019

HEART DISEASE About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States each year – that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in Men. High blood pressure, high LDL […]


September 2018, Fruits and Vegetables

  • September 21, 2018

September 2018, Fruits and Vegetables The more – The Better. Yes! The more fruits and vegetables you eat, the better for your body. Fruits and veggies are high in vitamin, minerals and fiber and low in calories. Their consumption help improve your health. They can be consumed fresh, cooked, frozen or canned. These are some […]


June National Safety Month: Brusly Guerrier

  • June 11, 2018

June National Safety Month: Brusly Guerrier Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. The good news is everyone can get involved to help prevent injuries. During National Safety Month, Whittier Street Health Center is working with […]


May – National Physical Fitness and Sports Month: Wellness Team

  • May 12, 2018

Whittier Street Health Center is supporting the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we challenge all adults to get 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Did you know that regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, […]


April is Alcohol Awareness Month

  • April 6, 2018

by Christine Pajarillo Since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month every April to increase public awareness and understanding on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. This year, during Alcohol Awareness Month, Whittier Street Health Center encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of […]


“Go Further with Food”

  • March 23, 2018

National Nutrition Month – by Mallory Sin RD, LDN Nutritionist March is National Nutrition Month! This is a month of education and awareness hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to promote eating healthy and exercising. The theme for this year is “Go Further with Food,” which highlights the importance of meal and snack […]


Awareness for Colorectal Cancer (CRC)

  • March 9, 2018

by Brusly Guerrier Whittier Street Health Center is proud to participate in the awareness campaign on Colorectal Cancer (CRC), the third most common cancer and cause of cancer-related death in the United States. CRC disproportionately affects minorities: While mortality rates in the U.S. have decreased over the past 10 years, research has revealed this decline […]