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.
Exemplary Health Equity Practice Award
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.