Through bold, innovative solutions and shared values, we can impact the lives of those needing assistance the most, by 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 by utilizing the Unite Us platform. The KCCN creates efficient linkages between hospitals, clinics, and local community organizations throughout Kern County that provide services vital to underserved populations. KCCN, powered by Unite Us, streamlines electronic referrals for social needs while also collecting data.

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.

Want to know how it works? Check out the video below.

Since Launch – August 2022

1797

Clients Served

2479

Cases

961

Referred Cases

215

Off-Platform Cases

Top 10 Receiving Organizations

  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno – Bakersfield
  • CityServe Network
  • Dignity Health – Bakersfield Special Needs and Com.
  • Exceptional Family Center
  • Links For Life
  • The Mission At Kern County
  • Clinica Sierra Vista
  • TURN – The Utility Reform Network
  • Independent Living Center of Kern County
  • The Open Door Network

Top 10 Needs

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

More Information

For more information or to schedule a demo presentation, contact Cristina Camacho at cristina@kernfoundation.org. To learn more about Unite Us California visit https://california.uniteus.com/.

 

Community Events

  1. 2022 Lace’n It Up

    October 1 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
  2. Global Family and the Daughter Project’s ‘Best of Bakersfield’ Gala

    October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm