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  • This ordinance allows for Arvin residents to visit city parks without being exposed to harmful secondhand smoke and tobacco waste. City of Arvin proposed an ordinance to ban tobacco products in all city parks. The Arvin City Council passed the ordinance on June 17, 2014. This ordinance is a strong first step to improve Kern […]

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  • Desiree Von Flue, Chief Academic Officer with the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, presented “Pockets of Excellence” awards to Bakersfield City School District recipients on January 29, 2013. The “Pocket of Excellence” is awarded for outstanding contribution to positively contributing to health in Kern County. William Penn parent, Amber Beeson, was awarded for her work […]

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  • 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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  • Gardens can happen anywhere! For example, some communities have taken abandoned lots or an area on the schoolyard and transformed them into plentiful gardens. These gardens not only allow community members and students to grow their own fruits and vegetables, but also encourage them to learn about the benefits from eating them. Throughout Kern County, […]

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  • Did you know your library offers more than books this summer? The Beale Memorial Library is offering FREE meals for children between the ages of 2-18 in July 2014. See below for contact information.  As part of of a statewide collaboration between the California Library Association and the California Summer Meal Coalition, the Kern County […]

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  • Welcome to the Community Transformation Education Series 2014. This series is designed to provide free information and education opportunities to all of our Community Transformation Grant Partners as we move forward with this project. We will be introducing different topics ranging from health equity, food security issues, and policy, systems, and environmental change to community [...]

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  • There was once a time when smoking was a legal, normal habit that could be carried out anywhere. However, research has indicated that secondhand smoke exposure can result in poorer health outcomes, such as an increased risk for lung problems, heart disease, and stroke [1]. Secondhand smoke can pass through ventilation systems, walls, and pipes […]

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  • 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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  • Last Friday, Call to Action held its first annual Obesity Prevention Summit, generously supported by premier sponsor, Kaiser Permanente. According to the California Health Interview Survey of 2009, approximately 61% of Kern County adults and teenagers are obese, indicating a large need for preventive efforts [1]. This summit addressed the chronic disease with a non-traditional […]

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