Family Fit Lifestyle and National Birth Defects Prevention Month

January 2015 is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, designed to raise awareness 
of birth defects, their causes and their impact. A baby is born with a birth defect 
every 4 and a half minutes, with 120,000 babies affected 
by birth defects each year in the US. 
But many of these can be prevented when women follow basic health guidelines 
throughout their reproductive years.


The month's sponsor, the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) is encouraging women to take important preventive steps: Plan ahead; Avoid harmful substances; Choose a healthy lifestyle; and Talk to your doctor. Check out the NBDPN website for resources to promote birth defects awareness and prevention 

to families in your community.

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.  - Sitting Bull

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

Laurie Daly, Ed.D.                                                     Professor of Early Childhood Education - Yuba College



                  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, tjfirstfivelake@sbcglobal.net

Vicki Hays, Secretary, firstfivelake@sbcglobal.net

Contact Info: 

1950 Parallel Drive
Lakeport, CA  95453

707.263.6171 fax