Through bold, innovative solutions and shared values, we can impact the lives of those who need us the most, removing barriers to quality medical care and community resources.

The Kern Connected Community Network (KCCN) was launched December of 2019 to help provide a smooth transition for patients, individuals and families to community resources utilizing Unite Us. The KCCN creates efficient linkages between hospitals, clinics, and local community organizations throughout Kern County that provide services vital to underserved populations.

Kern Community Foundation serves as the community convener for KCCN providing support to help increase the the number of active partners and the health of the network. KCF also facilitates quarterly meetings for the Community Advisory Group (CAG) which consists of active users on KCCN. The purpose of the CAG is to assist in building a strong healthy, effective network with the feedback of active users to improve user experience.

KCCN, powered by Unite Us, streamlines the referrals for social needs while also collecting data. Since KCCN launched, 951 clients have been served through the month of August, with top needs such as individual & family support, food assistance, housing & shelter and much more. The top receiving organizations providing assistance are also listed below. For more information or to schedule a demo presentation, contact Cristina Camacho at cristina@kernfoundation.org.

Since Launch – August 2021

951

Clients Served

1250

Service Episodes

548

Electronic Referrals

1080

Cases

Top 10 Receiving Organizations

  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno – Bakersfield
  • CityServe Network
  • Dignity Health – Bakersfield Special Needs and Com..
  • Bakersfield Homeless Center
  • Exceptional Family Center
  • The Mission At Kern County
  • Clinica Sierra Vista
  • Employers’ Training Resource
  • Independent Living Center of Kern County (ILCKC)
  • First Presbyterian Church of Bakersfield

Top 10 Needs

  • Individual & Family Support
  • Food Assistance
  • Housing & Shelter
  • Utilities
  • Employment
  • Physical Health
  • Transportation
  • Clothing & Household Goo..
  • Income Support
  • Benefits Navigation

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