F.Chat - 2016 No. 4

FCHIP News and Opportunities
Welcome to the most recent edition of Fresno Community Health Improvement Partnership newsletter!  Your source for FCHIP and partner news, information, and updates.

FCHIP Summer Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, June 8 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
UC Merced Fresno Center - 550 E. Shaw Ave.
Lunch Provided by Community Regional Medical Center

Upcoming Workgroup Meetings

Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community Workgroup
May 4 - 9:00 to 11:00 am

Health Literacy Workgroup
May 23 - 2:00 to 4:00 pm (meets on the fourth Monday of the month)

Pre to 3 Workgroup
June 9 - 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Diabetes Collaborative
May 19 - 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Farm to Table Workgroup
May 19 - 9:00 to 10:30 am

If you would like more information on a particular workgroup, to be added the contact list, or to attend a specific meeting, please send your request to or call Scott Bier at 559-600-6449.

This April, FCHIP successfully submitted our application for infrastructure funding through the California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (CACHI).  CACHI is a three-year initiative that supports the development of Accountable Communities for Health (ACHs), collaborative organizations like FCHIP. 


Award notifications are tentatively scheduled for the beginning of June.

The City of Fresno and the Partnerships to Improve Community Health Program is hosting a joint press conference about the new Development Code that places  restrictions on storefront window and outdoor advertising. The press conference will highlight this important issue and the new policy. This is a big and exciting win! Please join us in support.


WHEN: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

3:30 – 4:00 PM


WHERE: Get N’ Go Food Store

5210 E. Tulare Ave., Fresno 93727

The Central Valley Chronic Disease Partnership and Central California Asthma Collaborative present:
2016 Asthma Update in the Valley
Dinner and Symposium
 ~FREE for attendees~

Today is the LAST DAY to Register
The City of Fresno is holding workshops on active transportation planning to inform residents about the project and receive comments and suggestions.

Wednesday, May 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Fresno Fair Grounds - Gem and Mineral Building
1121 South Chance Ave.

Thursday, May 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Fresno City College - Old Administration Building, Room 114
1101 E. University Ave.

Spanish translation available

English Flyer         Spanish Flyer

Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission’s Rural Tobacco Education Program is currently accepting applications for their Health Educator position.

Highlighting public health issues and ways to improve personal, family, neighborhood, and community health.

Dr. Ken Bird, County Health Office

April - Syphilis in Fresno County 
May - Thoughts on Health Illiteracy and Health Care Provider Shortage in Fresno County

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