Duarte to Test State’s New Wellness Guide
The city of Duarte, whose motto is “City of Health,” has been selected by the state as the testing ground for a new Wellness Guide.
A prototype of the guide, developed by the Office of Prevention of the state Department of Mental Health and UC Berkeley, was introduced Wednesday at a public health conference in Los Angeles. Duarte is to start distributing the guides on June 9.
Produced by the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley, the resource guide covers a broad range of health-related topics, including pregnancy, child care, physical fitness and aging. The four-year program has a budget of $600,000, state officials said.
Duarte was chosen because of its involvement in the “Healthy Cities Project,” introduced last year to promote community health projects.