El Proyecto Bienestar (or, Well Being Project), is a long standing community health intervention effort guided by a Yakima Valley community advisory board and a partnership of: The University of Washington; Northwest Communities Education Center/Radio KDNA; Heritage University; Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic.
Our current Proyecto Bienestar projects include
Aggravating Factors of Asthma in a Rural Environment (NIH&CDC 2009-2013)
This community-based project characterizes ambient triggers of asthma in the rural setting by following 50 asthmatic children - mapping and evaluating their asthma episodes and comparing these to measured contaminants in the air.
ConneX Program and UW Summer Extension Course (HRSA/Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic 2011-2013)
Since 2003, PNASH has led a summer environmental education course in Yakima, WA with university credit for ConneX program students. ConneX is an education outreach program at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic with the aim to create a competitive pool of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter health professions.