5 is making a difference for our county’s youngest children by investing more
than $20 million of Proposition 10 tobacco tax money each year toward effective programs in health, education,
family support and community services.
Through in-depth data collection and rigorous evaluation, we ensure that our investments have long-lasting, meaningful impacts on the young children, families, and communities we serve.
The FIRST 5 Community Report provides in-depth information on the investments we have made over the past fiscal year and the positive, measurable outcomes those investments have had in supporting the healthy development of children prenatal through age five and enriching the lives of their families and communities.
2014/15 Community Report
In Fiscal Year 2014/2015, FIRST 5 served more than 95,000 families through community-wide efforts which included education campaigns, community events, and direct services.
In late fall of 2014 FIRST 5 conducted focus
groups with Family Resource Center participants to obtain feedback about their
experiences with programs and activities, and to obtain ideas and suggestions
about opportunities to enhance services, outreach, and volunteer opportunities.
Results from the focus group will inform FIRST 5’s future plans for investing
in place-based family support.
Below, please find materials that summarize the project and the resulting findings:
Handout – LTI Focus Group Summary Report
Powerpoint – LTI Focus Groups (highlights findings from focus groups summary report)
Powerpoint – LTI Evaluation FY 2013-2014
Handout – LTI Protective Factors
Handout – LTI Profile FY 2013-2014
FIRST 5’s High-Risk Design and Differential Response research identifies the areas of Santa Clara County that have the highest numbers of young children, coupled with the greatest level of established cumulative risk factors. The FIRST 5 Commission adopted the concept of targeting geographic areas of the county with the highest cumulative risk and greatest numbers of young children.
FIRST 5 partnered with Samuels and Associates to conduct a food and physical activity environmental assessment to understand the factors needed to successfully integrate obesity prevention into the care provided to children ages 0-5.
The Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Strategic Plan 2008-2013 contains recommended strategies and interventions to address and prevent early childhood obesity. The plan formed the framework for FIRST 5 Santa Clara County’s obesity prevention focus.