Reach Out News

April | 2023

Reach Out recently held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the new Jurupa Valley Resource Center on Thursday, March 23rd. The center will provide the community with a wide range of valuable community resources, including:

 

Housing and Utility SupportMental Health SupportSubstance Use Prevention

Violence PreventionEmployment and Workforce DevelopmentFamily Health and WellnessYouth Education and EmpowermentFinancial Literacy and EducationImmigration ServicesTranslation Services.

 

Attendees had an opportunity to tour the facility, enjoy music, a food truck, face painting, a balloon artist, opportunity drawings, and more! In addition, Community Health Systems Inc. mobile vaccine unit was on site administering COVID-19 vaccinations, boosters, and flu shots. Those who received their booster or vaccination received a gift card.

 

Special guests included City of Jurupa Valley elected officials Mayor Chris Barajas, Mayor Pro-Tem Guillermo Silva, and Council Member Leslie Altamirano. Additional dignitaries include: The Office of Congressman Mark Takano, Office of State Senator Richard Roth, Office of California State Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, and Riverside County Board Supervisor Karen Spiegel.

 

For more information about Jurupa Valley Resource Center visit we-reachout.org/jvrc or call (951) 465-4564.

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StoryWalk

Healthy Jurupa Valley —

StoryWalk


Reach Out's Healthy Jurupa Valley held its first StoryWalk at Adventure Garden in Jurupa Valley behind Louis Robidoux Library.


Community members were able to enjoy the story, Lani Rae's Marvelous Hair by local author, Yesenia Rodriguez.


The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

For more information on HJV's events, please contact (909) 245-1156.

CalFresh Healthy Living

Nutrition Pathfinders Program


Reach Out's CalFresh Healthy Living Team carried out the Nutrition Pathfinders Program to the fourth-grade students of West Riverside and Mission Bell Elementary. The program consists of a series of lessons designed to teach children about nutrition, physical activity, and healthy lifestyle choices.


The nutrition topics covered were correct serving sizes of foods, comparing serving sizes to hand symbols, how to read a nutrition facts label, the benefits of eating a balanced dinner with a variety of foods, and why healthy snacks are essential for proper daily nutrient intake.


Students' excitement for Reach Out's weekly classroom visit was evident by how eager they were to share the food label cutouts they had from home.

National Innovative Communities Conference

Reach Out's most anticipated two-day conference is back! Save the date for the 2023 National Innovative Communities Conference on June 13th & 14th!


Register today to be a vendor or a sponsor at we-reachout.org/nicc!

Health Professions

Inland Health Professions Consortium (IHPC)


Reach Out's Work-based Learning team visited Cal State University Fullerton Nursing Simulation labs along with students from Valley View High School. During the visit, students were able to tour the Sim lab and asked questions about the program and nursing professions. Students enjoyed touring nursing program facilities at a university — with the current nursing shortage, activities like this one are crucial for the future of healthcare workforce.

For additional information on IHPC's program, please visit we-reachout.org/ihpc

From our partners at UCR!

UCR'S Open House is FREE for students & families — it will feature presentations, information on medical school admission, curriculum overview, demonstrations, and Pathway Programs information.


Register at: bit.ly/ucrsom2023

Learning & Evaluation

Through the collaborative process, the program team and the evaluation team have arrived at a shared understanding of how different program activities are expected to result in participants' increased knowledge, skills, and confidence, as well as their actions in the community as leaders.

Learning Champions


Reach Out's Learning and Evaluation department recently launched Learning Champions — an interdepartmental staff program to improve understanding of data and make data-based learning a part of each team's work.


Learning Champions have learned about data collection and metrics, as a sequence to developing useful and answerable learning questions. They have also engaged in discussions and activities to critically think about different ways to gather or use existing data to answer learning questions.


Teams in the Community Healthy, Equity, and Wellness department have developed or revised program logic models and started the evaluation planning process.

Community Vital Signs Initiative

Survey Results

The results from the community health survey are here! San Bernardino County residents, Reach Out invites you to join the conversation and share your thoughts and ideas for improving our community’s health.


For more info, contact CommunityVitalSigns.SanBernardinoCounty@dph.sbcounty.gov or visit communityvitalsigns.org/VSmeeting.

Community Vital Signs Survey Video
Vital Signs Shareback Meeting

Reach Out Anniversaries

Susan Vacko

Controller

Celebrating 8 Years

Salvador Jauregui-Romero

Outreach Specialist

Celebrating 1 Year

Marcus Jimenez

Outreach Specialist

Celebrating 2 Years

Alyssa Montano

Intervention Specialist II

Celebrating 1 Year

Lauren Wittenbrock

Intervention Specialist

Celebrating 1 Year

Yesenia Martinez

Intervention Specialist II

Celebrating 1 Year

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