Since 2010, the Initiative for Community Wellness (ICW), a student-run community health organization based in Hayward, has been providing health and wellness-related services to underserved populations of the East Bay Area. Among these services include health education and exercise classes, as well as primary medical services, such as general health checkups and flu vaccinations. The primary care community center that ICW operates from is the South Hayward Parish at the Westminster Hills Presbyterian Church (27287 Patrick Ave, Hayward, CA 94544). ICW also hosts health fairs periodically to expand public access to primary healthcare services and to promote public health awareness.
Our membership comprises mostly of pre-health (ie. pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-optometry, pre-nursing, etc.) and nursing students from CSU East Bay, but anyone with a desire to help is welcome to join.
To learn more about how you can help, please check out our “Get Involved” page.