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. Click on the Tulare County HHSA Resource Guide now for easy access to Agency information and assistance.

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

Local Non-Profits Encouraged to Apply for COVID Recovery Funds

Local Non-Profits Encouraged to Apply for COVID Recovery Funds

The County of Tulare invites local non-profit organizations to apply for one-time State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) for eligible project activities or programs that help Tulare County residents and the community respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergency. The application period is now open and will remain open for 30 calendar days, closing on October 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

WIC Partners with Tule River Tribe, Helps Close Equity Gap

WIC Partners with Tule River Tribe, Helps Close Equity Gap

Over the last two years, the WIC program has undergone major changes to modernize its services. This modernization has enabled the program to enhance the services it provides to the community and find strategies that improve access and close equity gaps.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Is Coming to Tulare County

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Is Coming to Tulare County

On July 16, 2022, we in Tulare County will join the rest of the United States in beginning to use the 988 dialing code. 988 will be the new three-digit number for calls (multiple languages), text, or chat (English only) that connects people to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

2022 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.