• Community Health Workers

    The use of Community Health Workers (CHW) is an extremely successfully health innovations. According to the Public Health Institute (PHI),  CHW show a return on investment of : 4:1 when applied to children with asthma 3:1 for Medicaid enrollees with unmet long-term care need However, the community health worker model isn't widely replicated or supported [...]

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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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  • Community Transformation Education Series 2014

    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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  • 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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  • Obesity Prevention Summit 2013

    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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