Agency Leadership

Agency Leadership

 

Agency Priorities (2022-2026)  

1. Homelessness
i.  Outreach/Intervention/Access
ii. Housing options/Placement

2. Coordinated Care
i.  CalAIM
ii. Outreach/In-field crisis response
iii. Coordinating care across multiple systems 

3. Financial Stability

 

Our Vision

Healthy children and adults, supportive families, thriving communities.

Our Mission

Dedicated to protecting and strengthening the well-being of the community through the development of effective policies, practices, and services delivered in a culturally and linguistically competent manner.

Our Core Values 

1) HHSA sponsors services and policies that are: collaborative, community-driven, evidence-based.

2) HHSA promotes service delivery that is: culturally competent, respectful, a model of excellence.

3) HHSA supports a work environment that demonstrates: diversity, integrity, accountability, teamwork and mutual respect, staff development and recognition.

Donna Ortiz, Agency Director (HHSA)
Donna Ortiz, Agency Director (HHSA)

Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency

Anita Ortiz, Associate Director (HHSA)
Anita Ortiz, Associate Director (HHSA)

Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency

Rob Stewart, Fiscal Operations Branch Director
Rob Stewart, Fiscal Operations Branch Director

Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency

Francena Martinez, Human Services Branch Director
Francena Martinez, Human Services Branch Director

Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency

Dr. Natalie Bolin, Mental Health Branch Director
Dr. Natalie Bolin, Mental Health Branch Director

Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency

Karen Elliott, Public Health Branch Director
Karen Elliott, Public Health Branch Director

Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency


Agency News

2024 Walk with a Doc Program

2024 Walk with a Doc Program

Held the second Saturday of each month in Visalia, Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends.  

Video: Multi-Purpose Senior Services Program

Video: Multi-Purpose Senior Services Program

When everyday tasks such as cooking dinner, climbing stairs, or managing your medical appointments become too difficult for you to do on your own, the Multipurpose Senior Services Program, also known as MSSP, might be able to help. 

Video: Understanding Self-Neglect for Seniors

Video: Understanding Self-Neglect for Seniors

In Tulare County self-neglect is the most common condition reported to our Adult Protective Services program, typically accounting for up to 50% of all investigations. The goal of APS is to maintain the safety, health, and independence of the individual.

July Is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July Is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to initiate discussions with experts, organizations, state government representatives,and others, to come up with ways to increase availability, accessibility, and quality.