Communities across the Central
Valley face critical health care issues magnified by cultural and socio-economic
barriers to services. Collaborating for expanded impact, The Fresno
Regional Foundation is partnering with The California Endowment and
the League of California Community Foundations to address unmet health
needs of underserved residents in our region. Each of these programs,
developed in conjunction with community providers, has an efficient
base in existing resources while bringing new services to Valley residents.
Asthma Education for Rural Latino Children
Community Medical Center and Adventist Health - Selma Community Hospital
coordinates the Asthma Education and Management Program (AEMP). Providing
outreach and education, the program aims to reduce the factors contributing
to asthma and prevent the escalation of this debilitating condition
among children of farm-working families.
Rural Dental Health and Hygiene
The Children's Oral Care Network (COCN), in conjunction with county
agencies, schools and local dental professionals, provides the underserved
children of Tulare County access to prevention services and educational
materials through a mobile dental care program.
Southeast Asian Health Care Access
Stone Soup Fresno, in collaboration with Hmong community leaders and
organizations, works to create culturally and linguistically appropriate
education materials to address tuberculosis and prevent the spread of
communicable diseases. In the process, the effort also increases understanding
of western medical practices among Southeast Asian residents.