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Health and Dental

Covid-19 AlertDue to COVID-19 health concerns, Health and Dental Services will be offering limited services.

Call ahead to speak with one of our representatives about what services are currently available.

Adult Family Life PROGRAM (AFLP)

Provides teen parents (ages 18 and younger) with support and guidance to enhance their parenting skills and obtain social and economic independence.

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CALIFORNIA PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY EDUCATION PROGRAM (CA PREP)

Educates at-risk youth in Fresno County about teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infection prevention, healthy relationships, clinical linkages, and substance abuse.

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Community Health Center

A primary care and comprehensive family planning and reproductive health clinic helping men, women, and teens. Teens can call (559) 265-5500 for a free ride to the Community Health Center.

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FREE MEDI-CAL DENTAL YOUTH SERVICES (FDYS)

Provides dental service connections and oral health education to youth (ages 0-20) who have Medi-Cal and live in Fresno County. Assists with finding local dentists, scheduling initial and follow up appointments.

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SCHOOL-BASED SEALANT PROGRAM (SBSP)

The goal of the School-Based Sealant Program (SBSP) is to improve the oral health of elementary school-aged children by providing preventative oral health services, such as oral health education, dental sealants, and fluoride varnishes.

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Tobacco Education Program

Educates the community about the dangers and increased risk of tobacco-related diseases and smoke-free policies; provides presentations and resources to live a tobacco-free lifestyle in Fresno County.

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Health and Dental Stories

Gina Varela with her family

Health and Dental offers relief for families looking for dental services

COVID-19 has made it difficult for families to seek immediate dental care; however, Free Medi-Cal Dental Youth Services (FMDYS) has made it easier for families to make dental appointments for their children. Two mothers shared how Outreach Health Educators at...
Fresno EOC offers children and families the dental education they need early on

Fresno EOC offers children and families the dental education they need early on

When Angela Her heard about Fresno EOC Free Medi-Cal Dental Youth Services her family didn’t have a dental care provider and she wasn’t sure how her family would qualify for services. Now Her’s son is learning the importance of dental hygiene while making regular...
City of Firebaugh Bans Smoking in Multi-Unit Housing Complexes

City of Firebaugh Bans Smoking in Multi-Unit Housing Complexes

photo: Martha Zarate, Fresno EOC Rural Tobacco Education Program coordinator, talking to media via video chat about the new ban. On May 20, 2019, the City of Firebaugh became the first city in the San Joaquin Valley to pass a law that bans smoking and vaping...
Fresno EOC Rural Tobacco Education Program Receives $1.1 million in Funding

Fresno EOC Rural Tobacco Education Program Receives $1.1 million in Funding

The California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) in the California Department of Public Health announced on Monday, January 13, that Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) Rural Tobacco Education Program (RTEP) will receive $1.1 million in funding over...

Fresno EOC Board Commissioner was once AFLP client and Head Start parent

Celeste Cabrera-Garcia is a Fresno EOC Board Commissioner but also former Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) client and Head Start parent. She was first introduced to Fresno EOC as a teen mom at the age of 14 and with support from her case managers was encouraged...

Fresno EOC AFLP launches client baby showers

A baby brings on the joys of being a parent, but for some teen parents it’s not always celebrated. Fresno EOC Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) understands the stigma and difficulties some teen parents face when having a child, and so AFLP took the initiative to...

Teen mom overcomes obstacles and graduates high school early

As a high school student, Sarena Chansombat was excited to graduate and attend college away from home, but everything changed when she took a pregnancy test at the Fresno EOC Community Health Center. She never imagined being a teen mom but with support from her...

Meet Maria – a student at Chico State and teen mom

Maria's senior year of high school differed from those of her peers. She discovered she was pregnant and kept it a secret while continuing cheerleading and Zumba. "Because my pregnancy was hidden, I was in a bad place," Maria recalls. Finally, after months of hiding...

Brenda’s Baking Her Way to a Better Future

Tears fill Brenda's eyes as she looks across at her former case manager Iselda. "I feel like she was the only person that really cared about me. She made me feel wonderful. She made me feel special." Brenda smiles before she continues, "Once a month I would see her...
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“If I want to see a change, it has to be within me” – Elvira’s Story

Four hours into a late night visit to the Reedley Hospital emergency room, a doctor told Elvira and her family the news. "I already knew I was pregnant but I just didn't tell anybody." The pain that had brought the 14-year-old to the hospital was due to her pregnancy,...

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