Come and join in on the celebration April 27th at the Greenfield Baseball Association on the corner of Cottonwood and Panama Road/Taft Highway. Registration will be at 7am and we’ll be walking/running at 7:30!


Acompáñenos en la 3ª  celebración anual el 27 de abril en el Campo de Beisbol de Greenfield ubicado en la esquina de Panama Rd y la Autopista 119 y vea como su cambio ha ayudado a crear un Sur de Kern mas Saludable. Registro será de 7:00-7:45. La carrera empieza a las 7:30

The public is invited to offer its ideas or concerns on Kern Council of Governments’ (Kern COG) proposed Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) methodology, which distributes existing and projected housing needs over the next decade to the 11 incorporated cities and the unincorporated county. The RHNA methodology can be viewed on the Kern COG website at

Organization: Kern Council of

What: 60-day Public Comment
Period for Proposed Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) methodology

When: Friday, April 19 to
Tuesday, June 18

Where: Kern County

The RHNA methodology will be part of the RHNA Plan, which requires local governments to be accountable for projected housing needs to accommodate forecasted population growth by providing sufficient and appropriately zoned land for development.

If adopted, the RHNA Plan will provide for different types of housing stock throughout the region over the next 10 years, with a share apportioned to each city and the unincorporated communities. The Plan will include shares of high-, medium-, low- and very low-income housing stock.

The public review and comment period is open for 60 days beginning Friday and ending on Tuesday, June 18. Comments are due by 5 p.m. June 18. A public hearing is scheduled to be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 during Kern COG’s regular Board meeting.

Kern COG will consider adopting the RHNA methodology on June 20. All meetings will be held at Kern COG’s offices, 1401 19th Street, Suite 300, Bakersfield, CA 93301.

additional information, contact:
Ahron Hakimi, Executive Director or Rochelle Invina, or (661) 861-2191


The USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) seeks to hire young adult research associates to assist with the evaluation of BHC youth programs and disseminate evaluation results. This youth program evaluation aims to measure the impacts of BHC youth programs on the lives of youth participants and their communities. The evaluation will also provide timely feedback to BHC youth–serving groups on the strengths and areas of growth of their programming.

One young adult researcher per BHC site will be selected to help design and implement the youth program evaluation. This internship will provide research associates with basic training on survey questionnaire design and community action research.

Stipend: $1000, paid in four $250 installments

Time Commitment: Approximately 65 hours between May – November 2013

Applications deadline: April 22, interns will be selected by May 1

BHC Research Associate Internship Announcement 2013

The James Irvine Foundation New Leadership Network: an innovative new program that brings together diverse San Joaquin Valley leaders across issues, sectors and generations. Together, this group of individuals will learn, collaborate and build relationships with one another to contribute to a better future for the Valley.

Join us

If you are committed to the future, ready to grow your network and leadership skills, and excited to make an impact far beyond your individual potential, please join us.  Our commitment to you as a member of The James Irvine Foundation New Leadership Network is to provide an innovative program that will strengthen your capabilities as a leader, help you effectively collaborate with diverse groups, and increase your impact in the community.  The Context team of David Sawyer, Heather McLeod Grant and David Ehrlichman will be managing the New Leadership Network. They have extensive backgrounds in social change strategy, leadership development, entrepreneurship and network building in the private, public, and social sectors.

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Apply now! NLN_Application_Form_FINAL    NLN_Application_Questions FINAL

Join the Greenfield HELPS Collaborative Partners for a day of fun, food, and information on good health & safety. 

Acompáñenos Greenfield HELPS Collaborative Partners a una reunión familiar llena de información y diversión de buena salud y seguridad

Thursday April 25, 2013/Jueves, Abril 25, 2013        4:30 – 6:30 PM 

Greenfield Family Resource Center 5400 Monitor St 

For more information call 837-3720/Para mas información llame al 837-3720

Parents can apply for Healthy Families, Medi-Cal, and Food Stamps at the Greenfield Family Resource Center/Padres pueden aplicar para Healthy Families, Medi-Cal, Estampillas en el Greenfield Family Resource Center

Health Safety 2013


● Aprenderá como mantener sano su corazón y también los de su familia.

● Encontrará distintas maneras de hacer más actividad física, comer de manera saludable para el corazón.

● Aprenderá cómo hablar con su familia y amigos sobre las enfermedades del corazón.

● Gozará de videos, juegos, dramatizaciones y otras actividades que hacen divertido el aprendizaje.

● Obtendrá material para llevar a su casa que puede compartir con otros.

Fecha: viernes 22 marzo, 2013     Hora:  9-11 a.m. ó de 6-8 p.m.  Lugar: Centro de Recursos León, 2000 Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA

Para cualquier duda por favor no dude en llamarme: Esther Stenger 661-330-2454.  El cupo es limitado para 15 personas ¡inscríbase ahora! El taller serà en español.

Taller Su Corazon su Vida

Wednesday April 10, 2013

9:00am-2:00pm (1-2pm will be for grantees only)

Hear updates on guidlines for BHC-SK Partners;Get updates on BHC-SK and TCE directions for 2013;Meet TCE staff and review grantee reporting

This meeting is recommended for all BHC-SK partners, and mandatory for all TCE BHC grantees

For more information please contact Rocio: 845-2724

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 Community Transformation Education Series 2013. 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 engagement practices, social media, social marketing, and more. All of the courses are offered free of charge, unless otherwise specified with a “*”.

 How to Participate: Host a viewing at your organization or with your community. You will need to register for the course, and we can help you with this and other technical assistance you may need. If you decide to take the course on your own, please share the information with other representatives of your organization and let us know that you took the training. Click on the title links below to get started!

If you would like to arrange for your organization or representatives to take a course with the CTG team at the Kern County Public Health Services Department please let us know in advance so we can arrange a room. Let us know by contacting

For Scheduled Eduction Series, upcoming conferences or grant opportunities see Education Series March 2013.