Laura Lopez, Executive Director, Street Level Health Project

Laura Lopez, Executive Director

Street Level Health Project

Since Street Level Health Project started over 10 years ago, we have provided thousands of uninsured, immigrant low-wage workers with free health care services. We have connected tens of thousands of community members to local health and social services, and we have provided other health-promoting services like healthy lunches, breakfast and exercise classes. Our impact has not only been at the individual level, but also at the systems level. We have helped community clinics change their policies so that they are more accessible for low-income immigrants and have informed civic leaders about our community’s needs. Because of our dedication to our community and to our organization’s mission, we have received several recognitions. In 2012, The League of Women’s Voter of Oakland gave us the “Making Democracy Work” award. This year, Greenlining awarded us “The Community Action Award” for “Honoring your commitment to transforming communities of color through collaborative advocacy.”

At a glance, in 2013 we:
· Provided medical services to over 950 patients
· Served over 4,500 hot lunches and 11,000 breakfasts to day laborers, the homeless and anyone hungry who walked into our center
· Distributed over 5,500 bags of fresh produce to low-income families
· Provided over 150 one-on-one individualized nutrition consultations
· Made over 1000 health related referrals to local service providers and community based organizations
· Provided over 150 mental health counseling sessions and evaluations