oildale

Race/Ethnicity: Oildale, CA

White 75%
Latino 19%
Native American 2%
Asian 1%
African-American 1%
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Oildale's Population

Other facts: Oildale, CA

0%
Live below poverty line
0%
qualify for free/reduced cost lunch
0%
of 5th grade students scored healthy physical fitness body composition levels

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ISSUES TO ADDRESS IN OILDALE 

  • Substance Abuse: Decrease availability of substances like tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and methamphetamine. Make substance abuse education and local treatment options readily available in the community.
  • Infrastructure: Increase access to recreational facilities and green space for residents to be active in. Additionally, improve sidewalks for residents to access these spaces either by walking or biking.
  • Food Availability: Increase availability of affordable healthy food options, like fruits and vegetables.

COMMUNITY 

Assets 

  • Strong community institutions
  • Hunger relief and food access resources
  • Physical activity promoting resources

Challenges

  • Limited public transportation to medical facilities
  • Family instability
  • Lack of stable substance abuse prevention and treatment programs

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • Strengthen multi-sector community partnerships to plan and implement community health initiatives
  • Implement local tobacco-free policies
  • Raise awareness about tobacco-free lifestyles
  • Develop culturally relevant and affordable clinical health services
  • Incentivize local business to increase selection of healthy affordable food products
  • Establish more community gardens and farmers markets
  • Expand school-based and after school opportunities for nutrition education and physical activity
  • Promote city design that encourages walking and biking
  • Create easy access to health-promoting amenities within walkable and bikeable distance
  • Improve public transit to medical services and healthy, affordable food.