• The 2014 Call to Action for a Healthy Kern Summit

    The Call to Action for a Healthy Kern Summit celebrated health everywhere on September 17, 2014 at the Bakersfield Marriott with over 250 attendees. Community leaders working to help make Kern healthier were invited to speak about their innovative strategies in three focus areas (Living Tobacco-Free, Healthy Eating, Active Living, and Clinical and Preventative Services). [...]

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  • Tobacco-Free Parks in Arvin

    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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  • Pockets of Excellence

    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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  • 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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  • School and Community Gardens

    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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