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Below are recent community partner projects and programs. For more partner project and programs please visit the Healthy Lompoc Coalition Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. We are unfortunately unable to share all of the wonderful work our community partners are doing during this time, so please view past newsletters and our community folder for more information. If you have an idea you would like to share, please send it our way!
American Heart Month

This year the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention have chosen to highlight hypertension awareness during American Heart Month. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Nearly 1 in 2 adults have hypertension, yet only about 1 in 4 have their blood pressure under control. Explore CDC’s Public Health Resources for Hypertension Control page, which provides trusted, evidence-based tools about hypertension control for public health professionals to share with their partners. Do you know the basics about blood pressure? Take this quick 5 question Blood Pressure 101 Quiz to see how much you know and what you have to learn. Visit www.cdc.gov/heartmonth to learn more about the resources in CDC’s hypertension toolkits. #HeartMonth

At The Heart Of It:
Dr. Regina Benjamin: The Importance of Health Equity


Join American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown for intimate conversations about finding purpose, unleashing innovation, and maintaining well-being along the way in this episode of  At The Heart Of It. Dr. Regina Benjamin, the 18th Surgeon General of the United States and a public health expert, talks about the importance of quality healthcare for all and offers her advice and wisdom to help everyone live longer, healthier, happier lives.
Lompoc Community Track & Field
Winter Preparedness
Freedom Warming Centers are availble County Wide during the Winter months. The Lompoc center is located at Peace Lutheran Church, 1000 West Ocean.
For weekly availabilty please visit the Freedom Warming Centers social media page or call the Warming Center Hotline (805) 324-2372. 
 
Prepare for disasters and emergencies with the Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC). Visit their website today to learn how to:
  • Apply for Emergency Preparedness Services
  • Stay informed sbout Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS)
  • Make a 4 Step to Emergency Preparedness Plan
  • Receive Emergency Kits & PPE
City Of Lompoc
2022 Reading Challenges

The Lompoc Library offers several reading challenges over the year. Checkout and register for availble challenges today! 
Lompoc Family YMCA
YMCA Childcare

Did you know the Lompoc Family YMCA offers childcare at multiple afterschool locations, as well as when students are on Spring and Summer break? Visit the YMCA webpage for more information. Summer registration begins February 1, 2022. 

Food In The Lompoc Valley
 
In Lompoc we are fortunate that many of our local organizations are offering additional services to ensure our community has sufficient access to food. 
Please check regularly for the most up to date offerings, volunteer needs and food distribution schedule.

Building A Resilient Food System

The Santa Barbara County Food Action Network (SBCFAN)  connects, aligns, and activates food system actors – from farmers and ranchers to consumers and everything in between – so that together, we can develop a robust local food economy, a healthy and just community, and a well-stewarded, resilient foodshed. One way we do this is by advancing goals of the Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan, a countywide, community-driven strategic plan that assessed and provided recommendations for how we grow, distribute, consume, and dispose of food.

Route One Farmers Market’s Mobile Market will be one example of how community members, non-profits, and farmers came together to activate Food Action Plan goals to provide equitable access to fresh produce, increase food security, and strengthen food distribution in North Santa Barbara County. 
Goal 4
Strengthen local food distribution systems.
Goal 10
Establish community food access centers.
Goal 11
Increase affordability and accessibility to locally grown food.
Read more about this and other SBCFAN success stories at sbcfan.org/success. Want to get involved or stay updated on food action taking place in your community? Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. 

Interested in learning more about how Route One Farmers Market is working to bring this mobile market service to the Lompoc Valley? Email at info@routeonefarmersmarket.org.
Route One Farmers Market is open every Sunday from 10:00am - 2:00pm at 3745 Constellation Road.  Please view the Route One Farmers Market Facebook and Instagram social media pages for regular market updates. For more information, email info@routeonefarmersmarket.org
Looking To Help?

Volunteers are needed to support: 
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CenCal Health Programs & Updates

CenCal Health offers the following programs, servies and updates:
Every Women Counts
 
Every Women Counts or EWC is an inclusive program that partners with local providers and clinics to offer free breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services to individuals’ who are uninsured or underinsured.

Our mission at EWC is to save lives by preventing and reducing the devastating effects of cancer for Californians through public and provider education, early detection, diagnosis, case management, and integrated preventive services. Individuals may be eligible for free screenings if they are low income, have no or limited insurance, live in California, and meet the age requirements.
(Clinical breast cancer screenings and mammography: 40+ or under 40 if exhibiting symptoms. Pap tests: 21+. Pap tests + HPV co-testing: 30+). Our local EWC providers are CHC Lompoc and the Lompoc Health Care Center.
 
As part of the program, we provide health education classes with curriculum focused on early detection of breast and cervical cancer. We offer presentations both virtually or in-person and in English or Spanish depending on the needs of the community. In addition to our traditional classes, we also visit our community partners at events to distribute educational resources and speak with those who may be interested in EWC services. While EWC offers services throughout the state, the Tri-County region serves Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties.
 
Early detection saves lives! If you are interested in hosting a class at your organization or having a health educator attend your event, please reach out to Brianna at 805-451-6496. For general questions about the Tri-County region of EWC, please call 805-681-4783. You can also find more information and educational resources on Instagram @EWCCancerDetection.
Mental Wellness Resources
Central Coast Hotline
 
The Central Coast Hotline is available to serve Lompoc, Santa Maria and SLO County. The Support number is 800-783-0607. For more information or to volunteer click here.
YouthWell

Cultivating Resilience 

On February 6th from 4:30pm - 6:00pm join YouthWell for a free virtual workshop geared for students ages 10-25, coaches and parents who participate in athletics, music, dance and other activities.

This workshop will teach mindfulness strategies that can improve resiliency, competitive performance, and the ability to perform optimally under extreme stress. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Register today
The YouthWell.org Youth & Family Mental Health & Wellness Resource Directory can be viewed in both English and Spanish to help families better access appropriate and available resources in Santa Barbara County. Find a complete list of organizations on YouthWell.org providing youth and family mental health and wellness services.
Transitions Mental Health Association
Stay Informed, Stay Healthy, Stay Safe
COVID-19 Booster Doses

COVID-19 booster doses are now available for Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson! 
Book your booster appointment today!

Learn more about eligibility and where to get a booster here.
Feeling Sick?

COVID-19 and flu are both contagious respiratory illnesses that can have similar symptoms, but they are caused by different viruses. Use this chart to learn some of the similarities and differences. For more information on COVID-19 and flu, click here.
COVID-19 Tests
 
COVID-19 tests are available and important, even if you are fully vaccinated. If you traveled recently, have symptoms or just need peace of mind, get tested. Find local testing sites here and order your free at home tests here.
Are you looking for local COVID-19/Vaccine information? 
Additional resources include the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department's updated COVID-19 Community Data Dashboard with daily local data and important updates. The American Heart Association offers national COVID-19 updates, news, science and stories. Visit the COVID-19 resource page for additional information, facts and resources.  
Event flyers and educational handouts
are available in the Shared Google Drive!
 
February Events
 
March Events
 
If you have any questions about the events or programs listed in this email please feel free to contact Healthy Lompoc at healthylompoc@gmail.com, or the host organization. To keep this list current please continue to send any information you would like shared with the Coalition to Healthy Lompoc for distribution. For inclusion in the monthly newsletter please send event or program information by the 3rd Wednesday of the month. 

 
Who Are We?
 A Collaboration To Create A Healthier Lompoc

 
The Healthy Lompoc Coalition, established in 2006, is proudly facilitated by the LVCHO. The Coalition is a community collaboration of over 50 organizations and representatives from different sectors created in response to the growing challenges of obesity and physical inactivity in our community. The mission of the coalition is to advocate and support programs and policies that ensure a local environment which promotes and supports healthy living.

Event flyers and educational handouts
are available in the Shared Google Drive!

 
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