Get Healthy San Mateo County is a community, county, city, school, hospital, and San Mateo Health System (SMCHS) collaborative that uses policy change to prevent disease and ensure everyone has equitable opportunities to live a long, healthy life.
Month: June 2019
Napa County, the world-famous food and wine destination, is also one of the least affordable areas to buy a home in the United States, where average monthly rent for one bedroom exceeds $2,300.
The Sonoma County Department of Health Services application highlights Health Action, a countywide cross-sector coalition of leaders aimed at improving health and health equity in Sonoma County. Established in 2007, Health Action developed a framework that reflects the key determinants of a health community, with a particular emphasis on social determinants of health including income, education, community connectedness and the built environment.
The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Branch application features Reach Higher Shasta, a community collaborative focused on addressing the root causes of poverty by increasing educational attainment and career development among Shasta County youth.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health application highlights Parks After Dark, a community violence prevention program that also has implications for chronic disease prevention.
Since 2012, Monterey County Health Department (MCHD) has been using Health in All Policies (HiAP) framework with a Collective Impact approach to intentionally expand upstream work on social determinants, including staffing and funding support for a department ‘backbone’.
The Alameda County Public Health Department application highlighted their work on housing inequities, which includes issues of habitability (e.g., code enforcement), affordability (e.g., rent increases) and access (e.g., resident displacement), focused particularly in low-income communities in Oakland.