The Stanislaus Multi-Cultural Community Health Coalition (SMCHC)*West Modesto/ King Kennedy Neighborhood (WMKKNC) is a direct result from the formation of the Stanislaus County Minority Community Health Coalition, which was established April 22, 1991 by a group of 15 concerned individuals and currently have a membership of almost 500. The majority of the membership reflected the ethnic make-up of the community. The goal of the organization is to address the health-related issues of the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural communities in Stanislaus County, specifically West Modesto.
Some of Projects include: Farmers Market and Community Supported Agriculture, held at the King Kennedy Center where residents can affordable, accessible healthy fruits and vegetables.
- Proposed Helen White Memorial Trail to provide a safe environment for physical activity promotion
- Community Outreach & Engagement Activity: Residents access, food, clothing, household items etc.
- Body and Soul- Faithfully Fit: working with 11 Ministers to promote physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health through Healthy Eating Active Living
- Healthy Birth Outcomes to Decrease Low Birth Weight and Infant Mortality within the community, in partnership with Health Service Agency, which provides Public Health Nurses for education monthly. Health Plans participate in fairs for pregnant women and families. Funded by Stanislaus County Children & Families Commission.