Community

Community

The Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency is dedicated to collaborating and partnering with the community we serve. Through advisory groups, committees, boards, and various community outreach activities, we invite your participation and input. This section of our site lists various opportunities for you to interact with HHSA and help us to continually improve our services.

Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency Resource Guide
Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency Resource Guide

The Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency Resource Guide is now available. This resource guide is a quick reference list of information and hotlines. 

Community Care Coalition
Community Care Coalition

We are in unprecedented times. COVID-19 has caused significant damage to the economy, resulted in major impacts to our critical health and social safety net programs and has killed a growing number of Americans. Locally, it is imperative we band together to effectively serve and support our community through these times.

Community Health Assessment (CHA) & Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
Community Health Assessment (CHA) & Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

The CHA is intended to assess health behaviors, health outcomes, and the social, economic, and environmental factors impacting health in Tulare County through the collection of data and by listening to the ideas and concerns of people and organizations from across the county.

Community Health Center Board
Community Health Center Board

The Tulare County Community Health Center Board (CHCB) meets monthly to discuss issues and policies regarding the quality and accessibility of services provided by the County health clinics.

Health Advisory Committee
Health Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Health Advisory Committee is to advise and assist the Health & Human Services Agency in the Agency’s efforts to address health issues affecting the community. The Committee has fifteen members and includes residents from each district and representatives of community organizations and public agencies.

Medical Reserve Corps
Medical Reserve Corps

The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps is to recruit, organize, train, deploy, and retain volunteer medical and health professionals, as well as non-medical residents, to prepare for and respond to community health needs, including public health emergencies and threats of terrorism.

Task Force on Homelessness
Task Force on Homelessness

The purpose of the Tulare County Task Force on Homelessness is to advise and assist the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency in the Agency's efforts to address homelessness issues affecting the community and to report to the Tulare County Board of Supervisors on a periodic basis.

Tulare County Mental Health Board
Tulare County Mental Health Board

The Tulare County Mental Health Board meets monthly to discuss issues regarding the quality and accessibility of the mental health services the County provides.


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: Understanding Self-Neglect for Seniors

Video: Understanding Self-Neglect for Seniors

Did you know that 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.

Video: June Is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Video: June Is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Older Americans are taking charge, striving for wellness, focusing on independence, and advocating for themselves and others. While we celebrate their contributions, it's also necessary to recognize their obstacles, especially when it comes to elder and dependent adult abuse. 

Video: Navigating Medicare Enrollment

Video: Navigating Medicare Enrollment

The Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging (K/T AAA) and HICAP help Medicare consumers with things like benefit coverage, billing, consumer rights, and coordination of parts A, B, C, and D. So, how do you enroll in Medicare? Let us show you!