July 26th “Happy Aunt and Uncle Day!”
Print an “Aunt” card  or an “Uncle” card here!

Upcoming Meetings of Note

Water Safety 

Watch for the article “Drowning is Silent” in the next issues Kern Medical magazine “Health for Life” or First 5 Kern’s Handprints Newsletter July/August edition.

Kern Valley Aquatics Program is in full swing! This post was featured recently on First 5 Kern social media sites!

Drowning is a Silent Killer


  • JUNE 2017 – Marycela Tamez, Supervisor of the Medically Vulnerable Infant Program. Tamez shared at the June, First 5 Kern Commissioner’s meeting serves 86 infants born at 31 weeks or earlier. Parents receive at least two visits each month from nurses.


BOARD OF SUPERVISOR PRESENTATION – “First 5 is dedicated to keeping our elected officials informed, as well as the community, such as the 12 Town Hall meetings recently held,” said First 5 Kern Executive Director Roland Maier (standing, left). A Cost Benefit Analysis is being developed by Dr. Wang (standing, right) and will be published next year to quantify long-term impact of First 5 Kern services via 40 programs, aligning with local priorities.  “The analysis will track the value of First 5 Kern for local children, their families, and the community – and evaluate multilevel cost savings under the Commission leadership,” Maier added.

  • TOWN HALL MEETINGS – Town Hall meetings were held in 12 locations across Kern with approximately 350 people in attendance across the county.
    LEFT: Monica Diggs of Shafter Healthy Start welcomes a parent to the Town Hall.See more Town Hall photos visit: www.Facebook.com/First5Kern/


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