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Centro La Familia Advocacy Services, Inc.

Voces en Acción
The Voces en Acción program employs a Promotora (Cultural Broker) model, an advocacy technique which Centro La Familia has introduced and sustained in Huron. Promotoras are a culturally competent approach to providing services in at risk and low income communities, as these community experts live where they work; and reflect the ethnic, linguistic, socio-economic, and experiential patterns of residents.The program conducts monthly meetings with participants who will build training skills and become aware and engage in local community issues.

Funded by First 5: Yes

302 Fresno Street Suite 102
Fresno, CA 93706

Angelica Perez
Centro La Familia Advocacy Services, Inc.

Fortaleciendo Familias (Stengthening Families)
The Fortaleciendo Familias program helps parents make sound decisions concerning their children’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs by enhancing their understanding in basic child development and increasing the quality of interactive activities. Focus isgiven to several high priority populations such as: monolingual and bilingual Spanish speaking teen parents, parents of children with special needs, parents with developmental delays, parents recovering from substance abuse, families without social support and families at risk for child maltreatment. The Fortaleciendo Familias home visitation program utilizes AVANCE parenting education curriculum, making parents keenly aware of the importance of learning through play.

Funded by First 5: Yes

302 Fresno Street Suite 102
Fresno, CA 93706

Angelica Perez
Community Medical Foundation

Early Childhood Asthma Program
The Community Medical Centers Early Childhood Asthma Program screens, diagnoses, and treats children ages 0-5 who have asthma, and educates children and their families about asthma, or risk factors for asthma. The program also provides education to agencies working with children 0 - 5, providers, and work collaboratively for community asthma education and advocacy. The goal is to decrease asthma morbidity among children 0-5 in the Fresno region (asthma attacks, ER and clinic visits, hospitalizations, death) and prevent long-term complications from asthma, such as reduced lung function and chronic lung disease.

Funded by First 5: Yes

4460 East Huntington Avenue
Fresno, CA 93702

Sandra Beck
County of Fresno, Department of Public Health

Child Care Health Linkages
The Child Care Health Linkages program provides health and safety technical assistance, consultation, and training to local child care providers to improve the quality of services for children in their care. The program is structured after an evidence-based model from University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. Public Health Nurses (PHNs) assist child care providers with incorporating best practices into their facilities and supporting efforts to implement local, state and national health and safety standards. The PHNs also support child care providers by referring children with special needs and their families to nurse case management for assessment and linkage to needed services.

Funded by First 5: Yes

1221 Fulton Mall, 4th Floor
Fresno, CA 93721

Megan Hight
County of Fresno, Department of Public Health

Nurse-Family Partnership
The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based community healthcare program that empowers low-income, vulnerable first-time mothers to become confident, knowledgeable, and responsible parents, and ensures that their babies have the best possible start in life. The program is voluntary; mothers are enrolled in the program early in pregnancy and receive ongoing nurse home visits that continue until children reach the second birthday. NFP nurses support mothers by connecting them to prenatal care and preventative health practices, providing individualized guidance on specific child developmental stages, as well as assisting mothers in their maternal life course development.

Funded by First 5: Yes

1221 Fulton Mall, 4th Floor
Fresno, CA 93721

Deborah Kuest
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