Engaging HEALTH PROFESSIONALS and PROVIDERS to advance strategies that prevent chronic disease.

“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” –Hippocrates

In 2013 the American Medical Association recognized obesity as a disease. Locally, 1 in 3 adults are considered obese in Kern County. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke—all of which have high prevalence rates in Kern. Our professionals are working to provide the best services to help prevent and adequately treat health problems of Kern residents.

Promoting Breastfeeding

In collaboration with the Kern County Breastfeeding Coalition of Kern, this work group is helping facilitate the transmission of information between obstetricians and mothers thereby improving breastfeeding rates.

Rx for Health

Kern Health Systems, Dignity Health, and Kern County Public Health Services Department are working with Arvin Medical Center to provide education and resources to the Arvin community to prevent or better control chronic diseases.

To learn more about these projects, join us at our next Health Work Group Meeting.

Next Meeting:

Contact Isabel Silva at isabelc@khs-net.com or Bill Phelps at *protected email* for the next Health working group meeting time and location.

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