• 1st Annual Heritage Park Celebration: A Success for the Community

    The 1st Annual Heritage Park Celebration was a success as many residents and community partners came together to celebrate the efforts to reclaim the park for active living and family fun. See this story for details (Celebration Story_2).

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  • Complete Streets

    The way your streets are designed affects more then just traffic. It impacts your ability to exercise safely, build community and access healthy foods. Over the next few days pay attention to your streets—are there side walks? Are they safe for bicyclists? How long would it take you to walk to your nearest grocery store? […]

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  • Joint Use Agreements

    In some communities, finding safe communal space where children and their families can exercise can be difficult. Many communities have solved this problem with Joint Use Agreements (JUA). A JUA is an agreement between two government entities, like a school and a city, that defines the terms of use for a shared public space or facility. For [...]

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  • Call to Action Infographics- Sedentary Lifestyles in Kern County

    Kern County is taking steps to creating healthier environments for all to enjoy. Let’s work with community leaders to make safer neighborhoods for all. Creating a culture of health is in our hands. Visit your local parks, start a walking group—it doesn’t matter how, just be active and encourage others to do so as well! Sedentary Lifestyles [...]

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  • Call to Action Infographics- Tobacco Free Living in Kern County

    Kern County is taking steps to creating healthier environments for all to enjoy. We need your support to create a culture of health in all of Kern. The Housing Authority of Kern and the City of Arvin, along with others, are making clean air a possibility, what is your community doing to be tobacco-free? Tobacco [...]

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  • Call to Action Infographics- Food Insecurity Kern County

    Kern County is taking steps to creating healthier environments for all to enjoy. Small steps make a big difference when we work together. Food banks and school districts are part of that effort here in Kern County. How does your community creating a culture of health for Kern? Start a garden, join a charitable organization [...]

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  • Greenfield Walking Group

    A group of women from the Greenfield community in Bakersfield have used local resources to make Stiern Park a safer park for families to enjoy and exercise at the same time! Some changes to the built environment include: Graffiti removal Sidewalk installation Improved playground equipment Shade structure built With changes to the built environment, a [...]

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  • Public Health’s Health & Wellness Festival

    Did you see Call to Action at Public Health’s Health & Wellness Festival last Sunday, April 21? This annual event brings together departments and services from the county and community to give you healthy resources and education. Call to Action staff was there to give you fun tips and facts about the coalition, Kern County, […]

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