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Education programs

Health education programs

From group workshops to one-on-one support to educational materials, Kern Family Health Care (KFHC) makes it easy for you to get the help and support you need.

Asthma Management

KFHC offers the following asthma education and remediation services: classes, follow up assessments, individual counseling, home-based asthma education remediation services, and mailed materials.

Asthma Classes

Asthma classes are offered on Zoom. You can learn about how to manage your asthma and live a normal, healthy life. Class topics include:

  • How to check your asthma control
  • Common asthma triggers and how to manage them
  • How to clean your home with asthma friendly ingredients and methods
  • How to live a clean air life
  • How to use common asthma medications
  • How to use an asthma action plan (English and Spanish) and peak flow meter
  • Common questions for your doctor
  • Home-based asthma programs and other asthma resources

Members can receive a $15 gift card for each asthma class they attend. KFHC offers gift cards for Amazon, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target, Walmart, and more. There is a limit of 2 gift cards per member every 6 months. See the asthma class flyer (English and Spanish) to learn more about the classes.

Follow Up Calls

After members attend our asthma classes, they can receive a series of short asthma follow up calls. An asthma educator can check their asthma control. If needed, members can be referred to home-based asthma education and remediation services or other asthma resources. Members can earn a $10 gift card for each follow up call they complete. There is a limit of 3 gift cards per member every 6 months.

Home-Based Asthma Programs

KFHC offers home-based asthma programs for members with high-risk or uncontrolled asthma. Click on the links below to read more about them. To find out if you qualify, give us a call.

Asthma Resources:

CDPH Asthma Management Academy (English)

American Lung Association (English)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (English) (Spanish)

Central California Asthma Collaborative

Allergy and Asthma Network

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Valley Air District (English) (Spanish)

Diabetes management

By taking advantage of this program, you can learn about diabetes and how to keep it under control so you have the energy to do the things you love.

You can learn more about:

  • Your blood sugar level and how to keep it in a healthy range.
  • Healthy shopping, cooking and eating habits that are best for you.
  • Simple ways to put more physical activity into your daily life.
  • Caring for your feet.
  • When you need to see your doctor.

Online Resources

American Diabetes Association (English)
Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (English) (Spanish)
Centers for Disease Control (English) (Spanish)

Nutrition & weight management

By taking advantage of this program, you can learn about how to eat healthy and manage your weight. You can also learn more about:

  • Shopping, cooking and eating healthy.
  • Being more active without joining a gym.
  • Reading food labels.
  • Making healthier choices at restaurants.

Get more information on how to incorporate Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle Classes (English and Spanish) into your daily routine!

Online Resources for Nutrition

United States Department of Agriculture (English) (Spanish)
Food and Drug Administration (English) (Spanish)
CalFresh Healthy Living Recipes (English) (Spanish)
CalFresh Rethink Your Drink (English) (Spanish)
American Heart Association (English) (Spanish)

Online Resources for High Blood Pressure

American Heart Association (English) (Spanish)
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (English) (Spanish)

Smoking cessation

It's tough to quit smoking by yourself. By taking advantage of this program, we can give you the tools you need to help you quit. You can learn more about:

  • How to deal with smoking triggers.
  • Benefits of living a smoke-free life.
  • Medications and other anti-smoking aids.

Get information on getting a Fresh Start to help you stop smoking. Classes are available in English and Spanish.

Online Resources

California Smokers Helpline (English) (Spanish) (English) (Spanish)
Centers for Disease Control (English) (Spanish)

Pregnancy care

Are you pregnant or did you just have a baby?

This is great news! The pregnancy journey is filled with many emotions…and many more things to plan. KFHC’s Baby Steps Program is here for you. By taking part in this program, you can:

  • Learn how to have a healthy pregnancy.
  • Get up to date information on KFHC benefits and services.
  • Receive information on how our partners can help you in this process.
  • Plan for a safe birth.
  • Get ready for when your baby arrives.

Below are some resources with helpful information:

Health education brochures

Kern Family Health Care developed brochures addressing some important health issues facing our local community. To learn more about the health issues below, click on the topic to download the brochure.

Growing Up Healthy

Control Asthma

Control COPD

Control High Blood Pressure

Control High Cholesterol

Diabetes Control

Eat Healthy


Take Care of Yourself and Your Baby

Urgent Care