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.

Anna Deveare Smith is known for her pioneering approach to theater through which she gathers stories from a broad range of people and translates those stories into compelling one-woman performances.  Her most recent production, “Let Me Down Easy,” centered on health care.  She talks about her creative process in this interview:


Anna’s new project will be about the school-to-prison pipeline, with a special focus on the overuse of harsh school discipline.   She will be conducting research for the production this summer in California, and is looking for two youth researchers (one from an urban area and one from a rural area) to be part of the process.  These positions are paid and will be for 4-6 weeks.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for youth to work with an artist whom Newsweek magazine called “the most exciting individual in American theater.”     A description of the opportunity is below.   Interested youth should complete this brief online application by March 11:


Please help spread the word through your youth networks!



Mary Lou


Two youth researchers, age 18-24, are needed to support all aspects of California research for the School-to-Prison Pipeline Project led by award-winning playwright, actress and educator Anna Deveare Smith.

Training will take place in late June. This position will be for the month of July with the possibility of extending into August. There will be some travel within California. Candidates must be able to travel via airplane and possess a driver’s license. This is a paid position.

Youth researchers will be responsible for supporting the following tasks:

* Advance work in communities where interviews will take place
* Investigating and pursuing new interview leads
* Archiving documents and interviews
* Administrative and clerical work
* General assistance to the rest of the research team

The ideal candidate will have these qualifications and personal qualities:

* Superior attention to detail
* Excellent interpersonal skills
* Highly organized
* Able to communicate professionally in e-mail, in telephone conversations and during in-person meetings
* Writing skills
* Promptness
* Resilience
* Ability to respond to criticism productively
* Energetic
* Compassionate
* Discreet

This position may be a particularly good fit for someone with:
A background or interest in journalism
First-hand experience with school discipline

We are looking for someone independent, motivated, and mature who is excited to bring a younger perspective to this project. We are seeking one youth researcher from an urban area and one from a rural area of California. This position will be an excellent opportunity for the right person.

Your application must be submitted online before Monday, March 11.



Mary Lou Fulton

Senior Program Manager

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The Economic Developmetn Work Group will be holding a meeting on February 27th, from 1-3.  The goal of the Economic Development Action Plan, as part of the BHC initiative funded by The California Endowment, is to create a vibrant and diverse economy in South Kern and to support opportunities for the region. The plan focuses on two “transformation” platforms based on heath and food and agriculture systems. We are very excited to report that this includes support for the new Kern County Food Policy Council being led by the Community Action Partnership of Kern, and the development of a health careers pipeline.

For more information or to rsvp, please contact, Applied Development Economics (916-448-2456).  Please rsvp by Feburary 26th

BHC South Kern Strategic Plan Implementation 2-2013

The Kern Education Justice Collaborative (KEJC) will be hosting a community action on School Discipline on Saturday March 2nd, at the Arvin Veterans Hall (414 4th St. Arvin Ca 93203), from 2-4pm. This convention will be so we can continue the dialogue, hear testimonies and decide on a course of action to address this issue.

Let’s spread the word! If you have any questions you can call Call, text, message, tweet, send a note on a pigeon; whatever works for you!


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WE Connect was established by former California First Lady Maria Shriver in 2005 and is now run by The California Endowment. WE Connect empowers lower-income families to utilize resources that can help them lead healthier, more financially secure lives.