Fresno HOPE (Health, Outreach, Prevention, Equity) is the most recent initiative launched by FCHIP in February 2022 with large support from the Fresno County Department of Public Health.

By collaborating with seven community-based organizations, Fresno HOPE seeks to implement a transformative model to address our communities’ healthcare inequities by empowering our local Community Health Workers.


The Fresno County Trauma-Informed Network of Care cohort, led by the Fresno Community Health Improvement Partnership (FCHIP) and Saint Agnes Medical Center (SAMC), represents one of eight counties in California to be awarded a $2.6M ACEs Aware implementation grant.

The network brings together multi-sector agencies with a united priority to establish a network of evidence-based buffering resources that help prevent, treat, and heal the harmful consequences of toxic stress.


This FCHIP workgroup mobilizes partner organizations committed to significantly increasing healthy food access and consumption. Together the partners are integrating food security solutions through the following:

  • Food recovery, production, and distribution systems
  • Food system participant organizational capacity building
  • Neighborhood connections
  • Communication and marketing
  • Coordinated local food data and policy analysis

A current focus for the partners is spearheading the Fresno Food Policy Council, a diverse group of stakeholders from all areas of the local food system to work towards food justice and equity through policy and organizing.


Chris DeLeon
Community Gardens Manager
Fresno Metro Ministry


 A common desire to make our communities trauma-informed for the purpose of building resilience in our youth, families, neighborhoods and county brings together this collection of institutions, school districts, community-based organizations and businesses.

The current priority for this workgroup is to develop a trauma-informed Network of Care in Fresno County.

A Trauma-Informed Network of Care is a group of interdisciplinary health, education, and human service professionals and community members and organizations that support adults, children, and families by providing access to evidence- based “buffering” resources and supports that help to prevent, treat, and heal the harmful consequences of toxic stress.

For more information, go to this link: California’s ACEs Aware Initiative Awards $30.8 Million in Grant Funds to Strengthen Trauma-Informed Networks of Care.


Artie Padilla
Sr. Program Officer
Central Valley Community Foundation


The Fresno Diabetes Collaborative increases awareness and access to local resources for the prevention and treatment of prediabetes and diabetes. The workgroup engages residents, neighborhood-based organizations, healthcare providers, public health, clinics, health educators and health plans. Check out the website to view more information:

Tony Gonzalez, MPH
Manager, Provider Relations -Central California
G&A-Provider Relations

CalViva Health


Brandi Muro, MPH

Senior Director of Programs

California Health Collaborative


Click here to see the 8 Priorities document from the Community Health Needs Assessment

The community health needs assessment was crafted to reach underserved and vulnerable populations, understand their needs, develop priority areas of focus for the region, and establish the foundation for a sustainable Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) in Fresno County. A primary goal of the health needs assessment was to understand Fresno County’s health needs from the perspective of community residents, multi-sector key informants and stakeholders. By achieving this goal, we built the foundation for developing future partnerships across sectors to address common priority areas.

Sue Kincaid

Program Director


Current status: On hold during COVID-19.

The Land Use and Planning workgroup provides health data that assists with policy development and resource allocation tools to empower community members and decision makers to align land use and planning decisions while strategically addressing health disparities within Fresno County.

Learn how the FCHIP Health Priority Index Impacts Local Policy

Joe Prado
Community Health Division Manager
Fresno County Department of Public Health

(559) 600-3434