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Get Healthy SMC Community Corner


Filipinx Kwentuhan: Equity Through Art Series 

Every culture has a storytelling tradition. In the Filipinx diaspora, kwentuhan (storytelling) is a way of remembering and honoring ancestors, preserving histories, and reconnecting with  Read more...

Health by Numbers

San Mateo County 2nd Healthiest County in California 
Being in the second place out of 58 counties is good news to celebrate! Yet, much work remains to address health inequities. In this same ranking, San Mateo County ranked 26th in the physical environment measurement that takes into account water and air quality and housing and transportation   read more...

Boards and Commissions Vacancies

City of San Bruno: Applications are being accepted for one vacancy for a short-term seat on the Traffic Safety and Parking Committee and for one vacancy for a short-term seat on the Bicycle, Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Open until filled. Apply today! 

County of San Mateo: The Healthcare for the Homeless/Farmworker Health Board is seeking new board members, visit here to download the read more...


Identifies strategies to improve the health and well-being of the most vulnerable children and families in San Mateo County.

Strengthening Youth Voices in San Mateo County with Fresh Lifelines for Youth
We are excited to welcome Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) as a new funded partner. FLY has had a 20-year history of connecting young people with positive mentors and role models, promoting their understanding of the law read more...


Complete neighborhoods make it easy for residents to be healthy every day in their communities by making the healthy choice, the easy choice.

Food as Medicine Working Group 
This year health plans administering Medi-Cal will be allowed to bill for community-based provider services or In Lieu of Services (ILOS) components that connect eligible populations with food and nutrition resources. This offers a great opportunity for us to support food as read more...

Photo credit: County of San Mateo

Walk Audit in South San Francisco
San Mateo County Office of Education hosted a walk audit at Martin Elementary in South San Francisco. The fifth graders from this school were instrumental in making November 14 Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day. The walk audit was facilitated by national transportation and public read more...


High-quality education creates pathways to better health.

Supporting Restorative Practices in South San Francisco Schools
Educational attainment is closely tied to school attendance. When students are suspended or expelled from school for disciplinary reasons, they are less likely to complete school and are more likely to become engaged in the juvenile justice system. The Young Men’s Christian Association’s (YMCA) read more...


San Mateo County and the state of California have made equity a key priority of local vaccine distribution

Congrats to the 2021 Get Healthy SMC COVID-19 Cohort Community Implementation Funding Recipients 
We are excited to announce six projects selected to receive 2021 Get Healthy SMC Community Implementation Funding to help advance healthy, equitable communities across San Mateo County! These six projects fall within this year's COVID-19 cohort as we have received read more...


A strong local economy builds household financial security for all and promotes everyone’s health.

Building Job Skills for a Healthier Future
Economic security is key to achieving good health. For this reason, we are excited to partner with EPACENTER and Friends for Youth to support disadvantaged local youth to gain job skills through paid-on-the-job read more...


Stable and affordable housing protects health and provides the ability to engage in healthy opportunities.

Shape the Future of Housing in Your Community! 
Check out your city’s housing element status to share your input! These cities are currently seeking feedback on their draft housing elements, a long-range plan to accommodate for all housing needs: Redwood City Draft read more...

Photo credit: City of Redwood City

Ready for Affordable Housing Month?
May brings the opportunity to highlight the importance of affordable housing to build equitable and healthy communities. Check out the in-person and virtual events coordinated by Housing Leadership Council next month. 
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