Delano

Race/Ethnicity: Delano, CA

Latino 72%
Asian 13%
African-American 8%
White 8%
0
Delano's Population

Other facts: Delano, CA

0%
Live below poverty line
0%
of children are overweight or obese
0%
qualify for free/reduced cost lunch

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ISSUES TO ADDRESS IN DELANO 

  • Infrastructure: Increase access to recreational facilities and green space and improving sidewalks for residents to be active.
  • Food Availability: Increase availability of affordable healthy food options, like fruits and vegetables.
  • Healthcare Access: Increase access to healthcare providers and preventive services to adequately prevent/treat diseases, thereby reducing costs related to morbidity/mortality.

COMMUNITY

Assets

  • Physical activity promoting resources
  • Strong community partnerships
  • Personnel expertise and capacity

Challenges

  • Limited public transportation
  • Community violence
  • Reliance on Kern County food bank for food commodities

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • Promote city design, which encourages walking and biking
  • Create easy access to health-promoting amenities.
  • Improve public transit to healthy, affordable food and health services
  • Incentivize local business to increase selection of healthy affordable food products
  • Establish more community gardens and farmers markets
  • Develop culturally relevant clinical health services
  • Strengthen multi-sector community partnerships to plan and implement community health initiatives
  • Raise awareness about tobacco-free lifestyles