Resilient Wellness

Resilient Wellness

Daisy Ozim started this Resilient Wellness after working within public health where she experienced major barriers to addressing the root causes of health, inequities in a way that was equitable, efficient and relevant.

Resilient wellness now supports public and private systems with addressing trauma and toxic stress by providing data analytics, health education and public health-driven technical assistance.

Why do we need Resilient Wellness?

1 in 4 adults in California have indicated experiencing 3 or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES).

Lack of culturally relevant providers and services to address complex trauma leads to increase in prevalence and incidence of trauma-related illnesses.  Due to unresolved trauma-related illness, annual expenditures on trauma-related illness costs 2.7 trillion annually.

I started this organization after working within public health and experiencing major barriers to addressing the root causes of health inequities in a way that was equitable, efficient and relevant. I have years of experience in both public health and social entrepreneurship.

What have you achieved so far?

  • 2,000+ community members served annually, primarily focused on the most vulnerable to alleviate impacts of healthcare budget cuts with holistic care.
  • Instituted a comprehensive network of 100 program partners for service delivery, research, community engagement and economic development.
  • Created career opportunities for low-income communities through our certification programs.
  • We have produced 4 major research studies that have lead to the development of the Berkeley Health Zones Initiative.
  • Development of a blockchain project for public health that has partnerships with 2 clinic networks, 3 public health departments and 2 hospitals.
  • The creation of a trauma in schools assessment in collaboration with Kaiser.

What do you wish you'd known at the beginning?

I wish I would have known more about fundraising and networking.

What's the one piece of advice you'd give an aspiring changemaker?

To be consistent, rely on peer support and stay optimistic!

How can people get involved in your project or help out?

They can contact me directly at dozim@resilientwellness.org

Daisy Ozim is the founder of Resilient Wellness, a public health startup designed to reestablish cultural medicine access for marginalized communities.
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