San Joaquin County Public Health Services (SJCPHS) and the Ricky Barnes Foundation are pleased to announce the availability of physical activity mini-grants for eligible youth-serving agencies, schools, and afterschool programs serving low-income children. At least four eligible agencies will be selected to receive mini-grants of up to $5,000 each. Mini-grant recipients will receive "train-the-trainer" training and funding to purchase equipment to support ongoing physical activities.
For the Breastfeeding Coalition website, click here
Child Passenger Safety Program
The leading cause of severe injuries and death for children from birth to 12 years of age is automobile crashes. Most of the injuries and deaths are preventable by proper use of an appropriate child restraint system for the age and weight of the child.
Car seat safety classes are offered to educate parents and caregivers on the state law and the correct use of child safety seats. Classes and the Car Seat Fitting Inspection Station are conducted by a nationally Certified Passenger Safety Technician and are free to all residents of San Joaquin County. After completion of a class, the participants have the option of purchasing a child safety seat at a reduced cost.
To register for a class or for more information, call (209) 468-8914 or (209) 468-8637.
The English speaking Classes are held every Wednesday at 11:00 am or 1:30 pm at 420 South Wilson Way, Stockton, CA 95205.
The Spanish speaking Class is conducted on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 2:30 pm at 1601 E. Hazelton Ave. Stockton, CA 95205.
Schedules of Public Health Services Car Seat Safety Classes & Fitting Station (English, Spanish)
For a brochure with more information on the program, click here (English, Spanish)
The Managing Diabetes in SJC Project increases awareness of existing diabetes management classes of people with pre-diabetes or diabetes. It also promotes the few key lifestyle changes that individuals can do to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. Managing Diabetes in SJC Project provides training of medical assistants and other appropriate healthcare provider staff on standardized diabetes care techniques for their patients with diabetes. Many people who have diabetes don’t know it!
To find out if you are at risk of developing diabetes click here (English).
Para determinar su riesgo de tener diabetes haga un clic aquí (Español).
Mothers Invested in Baby/ Madres Invertidas en Bebe (MI Baby/ MI Bebe) Program
The MI Baby/MI Bebe Program is a First 5 San Joaquin funded project that offers support group classes for local mothers addressing childhood obesity prevention. Sessions are provided for FREE in English and Spanish. This program is open to new mothers and mothers with children age five and younger in San Joaquin County. Support group topics include healthy eating and active living tips. Sessions offer a comfortable, supportive environment with a fun, interactive educational component. The MI Baby/MI Bebe Program is currently available in Stockton, French Camp, and Lodi. For more information on location andtimes, please call (209)468-8620 or (209)468-8637 (Se habla Español).
Nutrition and Physical Activity (The Network for a Healthy California)
This program, funded by the Network for a Healthy California, creates partnerships that empower low-income San Joaquin county residents to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity and food security with the goal of preventing obesity and other diet-related chronic diseases. Education and outreach is used to assist behavior change in homes, schools, worksites, and communities to create environments that support fruit and vegetable consumption and are conducive to an active, healthy lifestyle. For more information or to schedule a presentation, call (209) 468-3368.
This section is responsible for developing and coordinating communication and outreach strategies from Public Health Services to the community on issues that impact the public’s health. These activities increase the community’s ability to prepare for and respond to public health concerns and risks, including emergencies. Information is disseminated to the community through health advisories, health alerts, news releases, bulletins, updates, media activities such as interviews and press conferences, website postings, recorded message lines, community and leadership forums/trainings, educational materials, community health fairs, and presentations at community centers and community events. For more information, call (209) 468-3571.
For current news releases or health advisories, click here.
Senior Nutrition Education Program (S.N.E.P.)
The Senior Nutrition Education Program (SNEP) is a series of hands-on, interactive nutrition education classes aimed at reducing malnutrition of this vulnerable population, particularly low-income seniors who are at higher risk for chronic diseases related to nutritional imbalances. S.N.E.P. is designed to address the unique nutritional needs of older adults. Classes are held at community and senior centers.
For more information, call (209) 468-3278.
Smoking & Tobacco Outreach/Prevention Program (STOPP)
The objectives of the STOPP Tobacco Control Program (TCP) are to counter pro-tobacco influences by the Tobacco Industry; promote cessation to adults and youth (referrals to quit-smoking classes); reduce/eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke; restrict youth access to tobacco products; and identify and eliminate tobacco-related health disparities in Priority Populations.
The STOPP community coalition is committed to achieving a tobacco-free community by partnering with diverse populations in San Joaquin County. The group meets the 4th Monday in January and the 3rd Monday in March, May, August, September, and November from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Public Health Services, 1601 E Hazelton Avenue (Board Room). STOPP Coalition membership is open to the general public ages 18 and older.
Youth volunteers ages 13 to 17 are also welcome to participate in the Tobacco in Hollywood advocacy campaign through 2013. For more information or to sign up, call (209) 468-2411.
Tobacco-Free Movies Advocacy Campaign PSAs - Local “Students in Prevention” developed the concepts for these PSAs that ran in area movie theaters: