Pacific Health Education Center (PHEC)

BAKERSFIELD, CA   |  www.pacifichealth.org

Mission

To empower individuals, organizations, and communities to move toward a more optimal state of high-level wellness

Ruling year info

1987

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Steve Horton

Main address

5300 CALIFORNIA AVE STE 200

BAKERSFIELD, CA 93309 USA

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EIN

77-0150218

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

With 97,327 residents of Kern County living in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) for dental care, PHEC could not be more relevant. Migrant farm workers and their children are especially vulnerable to disparities in access to dental healthcare. An alarming 23% of children (or 59,428 children) in Kern County have never seen a dentist. In addition, 21% of adults (or 131,545 adults) had not been to the dentist in two years (San Joaquin Community Hospital Needs Assessment, 2017). In Kern County 11% of the population is living in a designated HPSA for dental care. Twenty percent of Kern County residents are uninsured. Thirty-seven percent of Kern County residents have low health literacy. The two leading causes of death in Kern County are heart disease and cancer. The heart disease mortality rate in the county is 161.7 per 100,000 persons, higher than the state rate. The cancer death rate is 128.3, lower than the state average and the Healthy People 2020 target of 161.4 per 100,00

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mobile Health Clinics

The program targets migrant farm workers, the uninsured, homeless individuals, individuals who have never seen a dentist or have not seen the dentist in over 6 months, people with transportation barriers and people with low health literacy through an asserted community outreach campaign and provide them with primary health care services, dental care, health insurance enrollment, screenings, health education classes, nutrition classes and cooking demonstrations.

PHEC collaborates with Boys & Girls Club of Kern County, Bakersfield City School District, McFarland Unified School District; Kern County Department of Human Services, Kern County Department of Public Health, local churches, Kern County libraries, local hospitals, community centers, clinics and other healthcare providers.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Pacific Health Education Center (PHEC) aims to work with existing organizations nationally and internationally to promote healthier lifestyles through the dissemination of health educational materials and brain-based programs. By doing this, PHEC empowers individuals, organizations, and communities to move toward a more optimal state of high-level wellness. PHEC helps individuals feel better, look better, think more clearly, and possess energy to live an active life by providing easily applied, practical principles of health education and disease prevention.

PHEC targets vulnerable populations in underserved and health shortage areas and deliver primary health care services through mobile health clinics. PHEC enroll uninsured individuals into Medicaid and Medicare programs. Through these efforts, PHEC fills gaps in healthcare services in the most medically underserved communities of Central and Northern California.

PHEC targets migrant farm workers, the uninsured, homeless individuals, individuals who have never seen a dentist or have not seen the dentist in over 6 months, people with transportation barriers, people living in Health Shortage Areas for primary health care and people with low health literacy - through an asserted community outreach campaign and provide them with primary health care services, dental care, health insurance enrollment, screenings, health education classes, nutrition classes, exercise classes and cooking demonstrations.

PHEC engages with stakeholders – church congregations, community-based hospitals, social service providers etc. – through face-to-face meetings and at coalition meetings.
PHEC plans two health fairs, with stakeholder and community involvement.
PHEC’s Chief Medical Officer assembles and deploys a healthcare team (registered dental hygienist, nurse, physicians and health educators) to the target areas for service delivery.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Pacific Health Education Center (PHEC)

Board of directors
as of 06/10/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Kevin Fischer

Loma Linda University

Term: 2015 - 2020

Brian Neal

South Eastern California Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists

Nelson Tabingo

Central California Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists

Keith Scott

Central California Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists

Chin Kim

South Eastern California Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists