Highbridge Community Life Center

Highbridge Community Life Center in the Bronx, New York is a community-based organization committed to enabling Highbridge residents to take complete charge of their lives and to empower them to use their new found strength to improve the lives of their families and neighbors. Highbridge Community Life Center used a supplemental Legacy Project grant to do a series of focus groups to understand community perception of the impact of stress on health and health behaviors, and then piloted an intervention addressing stress as a fundamental cause of health disparities. Highbridge identified an evidence based 6-8-week stress reduction and wellness program including instruction in meditation, mindfulness, positive psychology techniques and other self-care practices. Highbridge trained adult educators and is piloting the program in 2-3 adult classes.