Healthy Families

Healthy and Educated Families

Fresno County faces many challenges: it ranks 53rd out of 58 California counties on health factors, 41st in health outcomes, and 49th in health behaviors; it is in the top 10 U.S. counties with the highest percent of at-risk people exposed to dangerously high levels of ozone pollution. In addition, more than 20% of children living in Fresno County have been diagnosed with asthma.

Without accessible quality housing, the inequities faced by Fresno’s population will increase. But housing alone cannot bring about the changes families need. Thus, Fresno Housing Authority is committed to providing access to, and information about, opportunities for residents to access resources for healthy families. Resources include:

Health Partnerships

NAME OF PARTNERSHIPLEAD PARTNER ORGANIZATION
Breast Cancer AwarenessCentro La Familia
Mental Illness Support GroupsCentro La Familia
Lead Poisoning Education and PreventionFresno County Department of Public Health
Preventive Education PresentationsHealthy Smiles Mobile Dental Foundation
Anger Management (Healthy Thinking and Communication)Marjaree Mason
Assistive Technology Services for Elderly and DisabledResources for Independence, Central Valley
California Agrability Project, Living with ArthritisUniversity of California Cooperative Extension
Nutrition ProgramsUniversity of California Cooperative Extension

Health and Children Partnerships

NAME OF PARTNERSHIPLEAD PARTNER ORGANIZATION
USDA Summer Lunch ProgramEconomic Opportunities Commission
Health Fitness and SportsBoys and Girls Club
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)Economic Opportunities Commission
Babies FirstEconomic Opportunities Commission
Restorative and Preventive Dental Treatment (youth only)Healthy Smiles Mobile Dental Foundation

Health and Education Partnerships

NAME OF PARTNERSHIPLEAD PARTNER ORGANIZATION
Health Education Regarding SexualityPlanned Parenthood
Consumer Advocacy for Health Care ServicesCentral California Legal Services

Health, Education and Children Partnerships

NAME OF PARTNERSHIPLEAD PARTNER ORGANIZATION
Birth Control, contraceptives and Family Pact insurance availabilityPlanned Parenthood