“A Healthier Kern - One Heart at a Time" is a year-long campaign in response to the evolving landscape of public health challenges. In the wake of the recent pandemic, our community experienced a state of emergency, necessitating an immediate crisis response. However, as we move forward, we recognize that numerous public health challenges persist, demanding a comprehensive, long-term approach.
Our campaign focuses on addressing the top 10 public health challenges identified by experts, including improvements to healthcare systems, mental health crisis support, tackling substance abuse, infectious disease control, combating malnutrition and food insecurity, ensuring food safety, promoting sexual and reproductive health, addressing environmental pollution and climate change, fighting cancer, and managing diabetes.
Throughout 2024, a new health topic will be released each month, covering these public health-related issues. Each release will include strategies, resources, and guidance on how educating and empowering people "one heart at a time" can help us build towards a HEALTHIER KERN.
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Mayor of Bakersfield
"I want to be healthy for the residents of Bakersfield. Join me to be healthy in 2024."
Kern County Chief Economic Development Officer
"I’m getting healthy in 2024 so that I can make sure Kern County is the best place to start and grow a business."
Kern County Board of Supervisors Chairman
"I am getting healthy in 2024 so I can be around for a long time so I can spoil my grandkids."