OUR IMPACT

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Our Impact

The Botanical Bus (501c3) is a bilingual mobile herb clinic that empowers holistic health by-and-for Latine and Indigenous people through culturally centered, community driven programs. We meet our Latine and Indigenous clients where they are- at vineyard worksites and trusted family service centers- to provide bilingual, bicultural health services. Our programs, led by Promotora Community Health Workers (CHWs), include a Mobile Herb Clinic and Wellness Workshops. 

LuLu Pérez Centurion (Community Health Worker and founder of Botanical Bus Planting Seeds of Self-Care program) providing foot care at Botanical Bus Mobile Herb Clinic.

Volunteer practitioner providing acupuncture treatment at Botanical Bus Mobile Clinic.

Mobile Herb Clinic

In 2023 we organized 21 clinic events in Santa Rosa, Guerneville and Sonoma Valley at vineyard worksites and family service centers to provide 261 clients with 1,872 direct healthcare services. Botanical Bus Clinic events are scheduled during paid shifts at vineyard worksites and on regular Saturdays at trusted family service center community hubs.

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Volunteer practitioner providing acupuncture treatment at Botanical Bus Mobile Clinic.

OUR IMPACT

nueva

Our Impact

The Botanical Bus (501c3) is a bilingual mobile herb clinic that empowers holistic health by-and-for Latine and Indigenous people through culturally centered, community driven programs. We meet our Latine and Indigenous clients where they are- at vineyard worksites and trusted family service centers- to provide bilingual, bicultural health services. Our programs, led by Promotora Community Health Workers (CHWs), include a Mobile Herb Clinic and Wellness Workshops. 

LuLu Pérez Centurion (Community Health Worker and founder of Botanical Bus Planting Seeds of Self-Care program) providing foot care at Botanical Bus Mobile Herb Clinic.

Volunteer practitioner providing acupuncture treatment at Botanical Bus Mobile Clinic.

Mobile Herb Clinic

In 2023 we organized 21 clinic events in Santa Rosa, Guerneville and Sonoma Valley at vineyard worksites and family service centers to provide 261 clients with 1,872 direct healthcare services. Botanical Bus Clinic events are scheduled during paid shifts at vineyard worksites and on regular Saturdays at trusted family service center community hubs.

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Volunteer practitioner providing acupuncture treatment at Botanical Bus Mobile Clinic.

Attendance & Services

March- November 2023

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Total Clinics

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Clinic Attendance by Client Visit

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Total Unduplicated Clients

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Number of health services provided

Attendance & Services

March- November 2023

0

Total Clinics

0

Clinic Attendance by Client Visit

0

Total Unduplicated Clients

0

Number of health services provided

Demographics & Symptoms

All data is collected through clinical intake and exit surveys that take into consideration literacy levels, limitations using technology, and levels of trust accessing care

Age
(% of clients)
Age Range Preferred Language
(% of reporting clients)
Ethnicity
(% of reporting clients)
Gender
(% of reporting clients)
High Level: Anxiety
and/or Depression
(% of reporting clients)
High Level: Pain
(% of reporting clients)
0-17 ( 3%);
18-24 (10%)
25-34 (14%);
35-44 (23%);
45-54 (24%)
55-64 (18%);
65+ (7%)
4 - 84 years
73% Spanish;
22% English;
4% both;
1% other
92% Latine;
3% White;
2% decline to state;
1% Native American;
1% multiracial;
1% decline to state
79% women,
17% men,
4% decline to state
48%
67%

Demographics & Symptoms

All data is collected through clinical intake and exit surveys that take into consideration literacy levels, limitations using technology, and levels of trust accessing care

Age
(% of clients)
Age Range Preferred Language
(% of reporting clients)
Ethnicity
(% of reporting clients)
Gender
(% of reporting clients)
High Level: Anxiety
and/or Depression
(% of reporting clients)
High Level: Pain
(% of reporting clients)
0-17 ( 3%);
18-24 (10%)
25-34 (14%);
35-44 (23%);
45-54 (24%)
55-64 (18%);
65+ (7%)
4 - 84 years
73% Spanish;
22% English;
4% both;
1% other
92% Latine;
3% White;
2% decline to state;
1% Native American;
1% multiracial;
1% decline to state
79% women,
17% men,
4% decline to state
48%
67%
Foto 1-9-24, 12 37 40 p.m.

Wellness Workshops

In 2023 we organized 53 Wellness Workshops, in addition to those offered at our clinic, to reach 310 unduplicated clients through 490 visits at vineyard worksites, schools and partner organizations in Santa Rosa, Guerneville, Sonoma Valley, Cloverdale and limited sites outside of Sonoma County.

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

The following monthly series offer unique topics per session determined by community needs assessment and Promotora CHW expertise:

  • ¡Presente para Nutrirnos! [Present to Nourish Us!]:

    Whole, accessible Indigenous foods and traditional recipes for type two diabetes prevention and care.

  • Sembrando Semillas de Autocuidado [Planting Seeds of Selfcare]:

    Indigenous herbalism and cycles of healing connected to the seasons.

  • Reposo en Respiración [Rest in Your Breath]:

    Breathwork and meditation for inner strength and stress relief.

  • Cuidando los Cuidadores [Caring for Care Providers]:

    Herbal medicine and mindfulness practices that center our own unique sense of wellbeing and commitment to self-care as essential to care-providing.

  • ¡Arte! [Art!]:

    Art therapy for whole person care.

  • Ciclos de Sanación [Healing Cycles]:

    Feminine care connected to natural healing cycles.

Botanical Bus wellness workshops are provided fee-for-service and we welcome new partnerships aligned with our  to anti-racism and trauma informed care.

Foto 1-9-24, 12 37 40 p.m.

Wellness Workshops

In 2023 we organized 53 Wellness Workshops, in addition to those offered at our clinic, to reach 310 unduplicated clients through 490 visits at vineyard worksites, schools and partner organizations in Santa Rosa, Guerneville, Sonoma Valley, Cloverdale and limited sites outside of Sonoma County.

Keep reading

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

The following monthly series offer unique topics per session determined by community needs assessment and Promotora CHW expertise:

  • ¡Presente para Nutrirnos! [Present to Nourish Us!]:

    Whole, accessible Indigenous foods and traditional recipes for type two diabetes prevention and care.

  • Sembrando Semillas de Autocuidado [Planting Seeds of Selfcare]:

    Indigenous herbalism and cycles of healing connected to the seasons.

  • Reposo en Respiración [Rest in Your Breath]:

    Breathwork and meditation for inner strength and stress relief.

  • Cuidando los Cuidadores [Caring for Care Providers]:

    Herbal medicine and mindfulness practices that center our own unique sense of wellbeing and commitment to self-care as essential to care-providing.

  • ¡Arte! [Art!]:

    Art therapy for whole person care.

  • Ciclos de Sanación [Healing Cycles]:

    Feminine care connected to natural healing cycles.

Botanical Bus wellness workshops are provided fee-for-service and we welcome new partnerships aligned with our  to anti-racism and trauma informed care.

Botanical Bus wellness workshops are provided fee-for-service and we welcome new partnerships aligned with our commitments to anti-racism and trauma informed care.

 

Juliana Jimenez (Community Health Worker and Founder of Botanical Bus Present to Nourish Us program) harvesting Ashwagandha roots with Botanical Bus Healing Harvest program.

Promotoras

The Botanical Bus is founded and led by Latine and Indigenous Promotora CHWs, many of whom identify as Campesinas [people who know and work the land]. Promotora CHW workforce development is a direct investment in the Latine and Indigenous community we serve and central to our mission of empowering holistic health by-and-for Latine and Indigenous people. 80% of our staff identify as Latine and/or Indigenous and 100% as Spanish speaking. All of our outreach, forms, programming and services are provided in Spanish and take into consideration literacy levels, limitations using technology, and levels of trust accessing care.

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Juliana Jimenez (Community Health Worker and founder of Botanical Bus Present to Nourish Us program) harvesting Ashwagandha roots with Botanical Bus Healing Harvest program

Ana Moreno (herbal apprentice) blending herbal tea at Botanical Bus Mobile Herb Clinic.

Apprenticeship

In recognition of the disproportionate access to education and certification programs in integrative health and in alignment with our mission to empower holistic healthcare by-and-for Latine and Indigenous people, we provide Latine and Indigenous herbalists paths into clinical practice. 

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Ana Moreno (herbal apprentice) blending herbal tea at Botanical Bus Mobile Herb Clinic.

Juliana Jimenez (Community Health Worker and Founder of Botanical Bus Present to Nourish Us program) harvesting Ashwagandha roots with Botanical Bus Healing Harvest program.

Promotoras

The Botanical Bus is founded and led by Latine and Indigenous Promotora CHWs, many of whom identify as Campesinas [people who know and work the land]. Promotora CHW workforce development is a direct investment in the Latine and Indigenous community we serve and central to our mission of empowering holistic health by-and-for Latine and Indigenous people. 80% of our staff identify as Latine and/or Indigenous and 100% as Spanish speaking. All of our outreach, forms, programming and services are provided in Spanish and take into consideration literacy levels, limitations using technology, and levels of trust accessing care.

Keep reading

Juliana Jimenez (Community Health Worker and founder of Botanical Bus Present to Nourish Us program) harvesting Ashwagandha roots with Botanical Bus Healing Harvest program

Ana Moreno (herbal apprentice) blending herbal tea at Botanical Bus Mobile Herb Clinic.

Apprenticeship

In recognition of the disproportionate access to education and certification programs in integrative health and in alignment with our mission to empower holistic healthcare by-and-for Latine and Indigenous people, we provide Latine and Indigenous herbalists paths into clinical practice. 

Keep reading

Ana Moreno (herbal apprentice) blending herbal tea at Botanical Bus Mobile Herb Clinic.