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 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.

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Advisory Committee
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Advisory Committee

The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Advisory Committee gives consumers and care providers a direct voice in administration of the program. The committee includes past and present consumers of IHSS and past or present care providers. 

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

Healthcare Equality Index

Healthcare Equality Index

Tulare County Health Care Clinics (Visalia and Farmersville) are first in the county to be scored and recognized by the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which evaluates health care centers’ policies and practices pertaining to equity and inclusion of the LGBTQ population.

Emergency Preparedness for Your Pets

Emergency Preparedness for Your Pets

Emergencies come in many forms: fires, earthquakes, floods, and more. In the event of a disaster, would you know what to do to protect your pet? The best thing you can do is be prepared. The best way to ensure the safety of your pets is to EVACUATE THEM at the same time you evacuate.  

2019 National LOSS Team Conference

2019 National LOSS Team Conference

In partnership with the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and Tulare County HHSA, the Tulare County Suicide Prevention Task Force has opened registration for the National LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Team Conference, held October 8-9, 2019, at the Visalia Convention Center.   

2019 Walk with a Doc Program

2019 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. Each month a different health topic will be covered.