National Breastfeeding Month, Children's Eye Health & Safety, Month as well as National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a great time to stress the importance of vaccines for pregnant women, infants and children. Immunizing is essential at every age, but is especially crucial during pregnancy because it can protect mom and pass protection from some diseases to baby during the first few months of life. Pregnant women should receive a flu shot every year, and the Tdap vaccine during every pregnancy to defend against whooping cough. For young children, vaccines can protect against 14 serious diseases before they turn two years of age, including the flu, measles, whooping cough and other potentially life-threatening illnesses.


There are many excellent resources for information about vaccines, including the CDC National Immunization Awareness Month website.

Vision Statement

All Lake County children will grow up in safe, supportive and healthy environments,
and enter school healthy and ready to learn.


Wally Holbrook, Chair
Superintendent of Schools

Ana Santana, Vice-Chair
Healthy Start-Highlands Campus

Jim Brown, Director
Department of Public Health

Carol Huchingson, Director                                                 Department of Social Services

Jeff Smith
Supervisor-District 2

Susan Jen, Director                                                                Health Leadership Network

Pam Klier, Kinder Teacher
Lakeport Elementary School



Mission Statement 

First 5 Lake will inspire and promote healthy, safe, happy, and family-centered experiences for children      0 - 5 through partnerships with local families and service providers.



Tom Jordan, Executive Director,

Vicki Hays, Secretary,

Contact Info: 

1950 Parallel Drive
Lakeport, CA  95453

707.263.6171 fax