F.Chat - 2016 No. 9

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 Winter Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, January 18 - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
UC Merced Fresno Center - 550 E. Shaw Ave.
Lunch Provided by The Hospital Council

Upcoming Workgroup Meetings

Health Literacy Workgroup
January 23 - 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Pre to 3 Workgroup
December 8 - 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Diabetes Collaborative
January 23 - 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Land Use and Planning
January 9 - 4:00 to 5:00 pm


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.


Essential Access Health is pleased to announce the availability of funding to enhance and support adolescent access to quality sexual and reproductive health services in Fresno County.  This new funding opportunity is available to non-profit, community based organizations in Fresno that are well-positioned to engage adolescent sexual health community stakeholders. 
Essential Access Health will award $32,000 to one community based organization for the project period of March 1, 2017 through December 21, 2017.

Applications must be received by January 13, 2017
Application and Instructions

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST, the Safe Routes to Schools National Partnership is hosting a free webinar:

Safe Routes to Healthy Food: Where Food Access and Active Travel Intersect

This webinar introduces the concept of Safe Routes to Healthy Food: the work of overcoming the transportation barriers to accessing nutritious foods.  This webinar will make the case for why active transportation advocates and food access advocates can and should collaborate and provide examples of how communities across the country are working to make it easier, safer, and more convenient for people to walk, bike, or take transit to access healthy foods.

Exploring the Infrastructure of Multisector
Community Health Partnerships

The Roundtable on Population Health Improvement will hold a 1-day public workshop on December 8, 2016 titled, Exploring the Infrastructure of Multisector Community Health Partnerships. At this workshop, participants will discuss a range of partnerships that genuinely and equitably engage community residents and other stakeholders in improving community health and well-being. Speakers from rural and urban areas of the U.S. will share their stories and expertise as participants work in collaboration to identify through interactive sessions the factors needed to build successful and sustainable multisector partnerships that have a lasting influence on the conditions that contribute to community well-being. Workshop participants will include representatives of multisector partnerships in Salinas, Richmond, and Oakland, California; Louisville, Kentucky; North Saint Louis, Missouri; the Columbia Gorge Region of Oregon and Washington; and Algoma, Wisconsin.


Workshop Info:

What: Exploring the Infrastructure of Multisector Community Health Partnerships

Where: James Irvine Conference Center of the East Bay Community Foundation, 200 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612, and via webcast

When: December 8, 2016, starting at 8:30 a.m. PST

How: Registration to attend this event in person or remotely is available at:


Visit their website for more information, including in-person and webcast registration.

Rape Counseling Services of Fresno
Advocacy Support Specialist
Sexual Assault Advocate
Fresno Community Health Improvement Partnership
Program Director

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

Dr. Ken Bird, County Health Office

September - ACEs and Public Health
November - Legionnaires' Disease: Responding to an Emerging Infectious Disease

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