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WALC: Wellness Advocates Linking Communities

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What is WALC?

The goal of the WALC Program is to engage, empower and activate Medicaid and Medicaid-eligible residents of the South End, West Hill and Arbor Hill (and nearby neighborhoods) to make consistent use of the preventative health care and wellness systems and to advocate with the health care system to promote integrated, culturally and linguistically competent accessible primary medical care access.   

How WALC Can Help You

Where is WALC Located?

The Collaboratory

230 Green Street
Albany, NY 12202

Arbor Hill Center

47 Lark Street
Albany, NY 12210

Trinity Alliance

15 Trinity Place
Albany, NY 12202

Open Monday – Friday | Fri 9am -5pm 

WALC hires community health workers who support their neighbors in achieving health and wellness goals. WALC staff provide social determinant of health resource navigation, case management, and other wrap around services. Services are tailored based on acuity, need, and community member goals.  

Expected Outcomes:  Each community member who engages with WALC can except to achieve these three outcomes: 

  • Secure active health insurance
  • Engagement with primary care (at least one annual wellness visit with a primary care doctor)
  • All pharmacy supports met

Program Partners: Radix Ecological Sustainability Center, AVillage…, Inc, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Koinonia Primary Care   

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