Celebrations and Reminders for a
Healthy Summer

Get Healthy SMC Community Corner

Staff Perspective

by Nupoor Kulkarni, Community Health Planner

From Indigenous land ceremonies to COVID test kit distribution, inclusive Pride flags flying, and community partners advocating for LGBTQ+ folks of all ages, SMC read more... 

Health by Numbers

Did You Know? Commute Stats.
According to the County Health Ranking report, the percentage of worker who commute in their cars alone for more than 30 minutes is 43%. Longer commute distances by car have been associated with an increase in blood pressure and body mass index, and a decrease in physical activity.  


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. Applications are being accepted for one vacancy for a short-term seat on the Bicycle, Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Open until filled. Apply today!
County of San Mateo: There is a vacancy on the Planning Commission. This five-member, district-represented Commission reviews amendments to the County General Plan and Zoning Regulations, considers variances, subdivisions, and permit applications and hears appeals from the Zoning Hearing Officer. Interested parties can learn more about applying here. Deadline: Friday, July 22, 2022 at 5 p.m.


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

Invitation to Join Youth Civic Empowerment Learning Community
To strengthen the work being done by various groups to build youth voice and civic leadership, we are establishing a new learning community for youth civic empowerment groups in San Mateo County. Our goal is to connect 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.

Climate Change Affects Health: Climate Viewer Data Tool Coming Soon!
Climate Viewer, an interactive tool, will be released soon to showcase climate change indicators San Mateo County officials are tracking to create equitable solutions. With coordination between the Office of Sustainability, read more...

Spruce Walk Audit Recommendation Implemented 
In the fall of 2021, we supported the San Mateo County Office of Education Safe Routes to School program to conduct a virtual walk audit at the Spruce Elementary School in South San Francisco. We saw good read more...

Photo Credits: Mark Fenton and Our Voice Initiative 


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

PRIDE and Equity
Pride Month was initially inspired by the June 1969 Stonewall Uprising and works to achieve equal justice and opportunity for LGBTQ+ Americans. The purpose of the month is to recognize the impact that LGBTQ+  read more...
The Beginnings of a Public Health Community Collaboration Process 
The Health Equity Team is developing and implementing a community collaboration framework within our public health department. See our process and read more...


High-quality education creates pathways to better health.

Summer Meals Available for All Kids Under the of Age of 18 

Free meals are available to all kids 18 and under this summer, with no registration required! Find a site near you: 

The Second Harvest Food Bank can

Photo credit: Second Harvest Food Bank

Tips for Staying Safe During the Summer 
While COVID-19 seems to be sticking around longer than we’d like, there are still some measures we can take to help prevent its spread. Stay current on the data (i.e., case numbers, hospitalizations, and vaccination read more...

Photo credit: County of San Mateo 
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