OUR BEST PRACTICES

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Our Best Practices

The Botanical Bus programs are guided by evidence based best practices and community impact reports that identify equity and access as health care priorities.

Our innovative model centers mobile, culturally-centered care and self-healing communities.

Botanical Bus Community Health Workers in quarterly land-based training and wild oat harvest.

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Our Commitments

At the Botanical Bus, we are confronting racism and other forms of oppression that exist inside of us and the systems we access. An important component of our work involves interrupting and challenging injustice in the service of health.

Our commitments to justice, diversity, equity and inclusion, collectively drafted over six months in 2022 with On the Margins, Inc., are meant to drive the actions and behaviors of Botanical Bus staff, board, volunteers and partners in our work together. As we work across differences in race, class, generation, sexuality, gender, ability/disability, and other socio-cultural identities, our hope is that these commitments will lead to greater communication and safety in our team and communities.

 

In 2023, On the Margins, Inc. facilitated a day-long training with our 30-person Health Equity Allies clinical cohort (53% staff and 47% volunteer) to center our commitments in trauma informed care. These commitments are a living resource for new ideas and healthier relationships and have proven to be a great tool for making decisions about new partnerships (i.e., screening volunteers and organizations to determine alignment).

READ MORE TO REVIEW OUR COMMITMENTS IN FULL.

Juliana Jimenez and Norma Rico (Community Health Workers and founders of Botanical Bus Present to Nourish Us program) lead a wellness workshop about guaje seeds.

Commitments to Anti-Racism

At the Botanical Bus, we are confronting racism and other forms of oppression that exist inside

of us and the systems we access. An important component of our work involves interrupting and

challenging injustice in the service of health. Our commitments to justice, diversity, equity and

inclusion, collectively drafted over six months in 2022 with On the Margins, Inc., are meant to

drive the actions and behaviors of Botanical Bus staff, board, volunteers and partners in our work

together. As we work across differences in race, class, generation, sexuality, gender, ability/disability, and other socio-cultural identities, our hope is that these commitments will lead to greater communication and safety in our team and communities.

 

In 2023, On the Margins, Inc. facilitated a day-long training with our 30-person Health Equity Allies clinical cohort (53% staff and 47% volunteer) to center our commitments in trauma informed care. These commitments are a living resource for new ideas and healthier relationships and have proven to be a great tool for making decisions about new partnerships (i.e., screening volunteers and organizations to determine alignment).

READ MORE TO REVIEW OUR COMMITMENTS IN FULL
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Mobile Healthcare

Botanical Bus now works together with Federally Qualified Health Centers, Santa Rosa Community Health and West County Health Centers, to make warm referrals into primary care.  

 

Listen in to the Aliados Health Podcast: Street Medicine Session to hear from Botanical Bus Executive Director, Jocelyn Boreta, on the importance of taking health services on the road and creating access outside of clinic walls to serve populations who experience barriers to care. 

Click here

LuLu Pérez Centurión (Community Health Worker and founder of Botanical Bus Planting Seeds of Self-Care program) leads a wellness workshop at the Botanical Bus Mobile Herb Clinic.

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Culturally Centered Healthcare

Recent evidence-based research supports that “Native/Indigenous culture (cultural connectedness) be considered an important intervention objective and health-related outcome measure.” Read the full article (Masotti et al. BMC Public Health, 2023).

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

LuLu Pérez Centurión (Community Health Worker and founder of Botanical Bus Planting Seeds of Self-Care program) leads a wellness workshop at a vineyard worksite.

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Self-Healing Communities

A self-healing community model requires a community-based response that acknowledges and addresses oppression and its violence in service of connection and care. 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Client at the Botanical Bus Mobile Herb Clinic who joined us for art therapy workshop: Recognizing your Intergenerational Strengths.

OUR BEST PRACTICES

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Our Best Practices

The Botanical Bus programs are guided by evidence based best practices and community impact reports that identify equity and access as health care priorities.

Our innovative model centers mobile, culturally-centered care and self-healing communities.

Botanical Bus Community Health Workers in quarterly land-based training and wild oat harvest.

Foto-1-9-24,-12-37-31-p.m

Our Commitments

At the Botanical Bus, we are confronting racism and other forms of oppression that exist inside of us and the systems we access. An important component of our work involves interrupting and challenging injustice in the service of health.

Our commitments to justice, diversity, equity and inclusion, collectively drafted over six months in 2022 with On the Margins, Inc., are meant to drive the actions and behaviors of Botanical Bus staff, board, volunteers and partners in our work together. As we work across differences in race, class, generation, sexuality, gender, ability/disability, and other socio-cultural identities, our hope is that these commitments will lead to greater communication and safety in our team and communities.

 

In 2023, On the Margins, Inc. facilitated a day-long training with our 30-person Health Equity Allies clinical cohort (53% staff and 47% volunteer) to center our commitments in trauma informed care. These commitments are a living resource for new ideas and healthier relationships and have proven to be a great tool for making decisions about new partnerships (i.e., screening volunteers and organizations to determine alignment).

READ MORE TO REVIEW OUR COMMITMENTS IN FULL.

Juliana Jimenez and Norma Rico (Community Health Workers and founders of Botanical Bus Present to Nourish Us program) lead a wellness workshop about guaje seeds.

Commitments to Anti-Racism

At the Botanical Bus, we are confronting racism and other forms of oppression that exist inside

of us and the systems we access. An important component of our work involves interrupting and

challenging injustice in the service of health. Our commitments to justice, diversity, equity and

inclusion, collectively drafted over six months in 2022 with On the Margins, Inc., are meant to

drive the actions and behaviors of Botanical Bus staff, board, volunteers and partners in our work

together. As we work across differences in race, class, generation, sexuality, gender, ability/disability, and other socio-cultural identities, our hope is that these commitments will lead to greater communication and safety in our team and communities.

 

In 2023, On the Margins, Inc. facilitated a day-long training with our 30-person Health Equity Allies clinical cohort (53% staff and 47% volunteer) to center our commitments in trauma informed care. These commitments are a living resource for new ideas and healthier relationships and have proven to be a great tool for making decisions about new partnerships (i.e., screening volunteers and organizations to determine alignment).

READ MORE TO REVIEW OUR COMMITMENTS IN FULL
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Mobile Healthcare

Botanical Bus now works together with Federally Qualified Health Centers, Santa Rosa Community Health and West County Health Centers, to make warm referrals into primary care.  

 

Listen in to the Aliados Health Podcast: Street Medicine Session to hear from Botanical Bus Executive Director, Jocelyn Boreta, on the importance of taking health services on the road and creating access outside of clinic walls to serve populations who experience barriers to care. 

Click here

LuLu Pérez Centurión (Community Health Worker and founder of Botanical Bus Planting Seeds of Self-Care program) leads a wellness workshop at the Botanical Bus Mobile Herb Clinic.

culture

Culturally Centered Healthcare

Recent evidence-based research supports that “Native/Indigenous culture (cultural connectedness) be considered an important intervention objective and health-related outcome measure.” Read the full article (Masotti et al. BMC Public Health, 2023).

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

LuLu Pérez Centurión (Community Health Worker and founder of Botanical Bus Planting Seeds of Self-Care program) leads a wellness workshop at a vineyard worksite.

Foto-1-9-24,-12-37-39-p.m

Self-Healing Communities

A self-healing community model requires a community-based response that acknowledges and addresses oppression and its violence in service of connection and care. 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Client at the Botanical Bus Mobile Herb Clinic who joined us for art therapy workshop: Recognizing your Intergenerational Strengths.