Community Health & Wellness

Healthy Lifestyle

Since 2008, the FIRST 5 Santa Clara County Commission’s strategic plan focused on supporting prevention and early intervention of early childhood obesity among Santa Clara County children from birth to age 5.

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Oral Health

Oral health disease can impact children’s growth, speech, development, school readiness, and overall quality of life. To support children’s oral health, FIRST 5 invests in programs that support prevention, early identification, and treatment of tooth decay.

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Health Screenings

FIRST 5 invests in prevention efforts, such as health screenings, using evidence-based, standardized, state-of-the-art screening tools that identify any needs for follow-up assessment and early intervention in the following domains below.

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Behavioral Health

Routinely screening children below age 6 can help identify developmental, social-emotional, and behavioral health issues. Connecting families to early intervention services can assist in preventing identified issues from becoming long-term, pervasive problems that affect a child’s ability to learn and thrive.

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Neonatal Intensive Care Program

For more than 10 years, FIRST 5 and the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) have partnered to provide family-centered and technologically advanced care for premature and other babies admitted into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). 

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