Prevention & Wellness simply refers to the action taken to prevent chronic disease and enhance optimal health and wellness. While modern medicine can help address diseases as they occur, the best way to live a comfortable, long life and reduce your expenses on health care is through adopting various healthy habits. Four of the ten leading causes of death (heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer) have been linked to obesity, poor nutrition and lack of sufficient physical activity.
There are a number of services, programs and facilities within the City of Ontario that provide support to individuals who want to take a proactive approach to their health by eating healthy and being physically active.
The Healthy Ontario Initiative Prevention & Wellness goals and objectives are:
GOAL 1: Environments, systems, and policies that minimize chronic disease and enhance optimal health and wellness.
Objective 1.1: Increase awareness and consumption of and access to healthy foods and food preparation
Objective 1.2: Increase opportunities for, and participation in, physical activity
Objective 1.3: Increase opportunities to support positive mental health
Objective 1.4: Increase awareness and opportunities for regular health and dental screenings
Prevention & Wellness Resources
CalFresh: The CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.
City of Ontario Recreation: Creating community and economic value through diverse opportunities for personal growth and a healthy lifestyle by providing quality programs and services.
Covered California: Covered California’s mission is to increase the number of Californians with health insurance, improve the quality of health care for all Californians, reduce health care coverage costs and make sure California’s diverse population has fair and equal access to quality health care. Click here for information about the Enrollment Assistance Program.
Huerta Del Valle Community Garden and Urban Farm: Our mission is to cultivate an organization of community members to grow our own organic crops. Through growing our food we work toward sustainable community empowerment and health: creating meaningful work, building lasting skills and developing strong relationships within the city of Ontario.
Park Tree Community Health Center: Comprehensive services and programs for patients of all ages. From routine check-ups to health screenings for diseases such as diabetes; the trained and experienced staff is there to help you and your entire family.
San Bernardino County Department of Public Health: Works to prevent epidemics and the spread of disease, protect against environmental hazards, prevent injuries, promote and encourage healthy behaviors, respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery, and assure the quality and accessibility of health services throughout the county. WIC.
West End YMCA: The West End YMCA is an association of YMCA Branches that serves the communities of Chino, Chino Hills, Ontario, Montclair, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, and Fontana.