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!

Summer Reading Handouts

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 13 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 13 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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