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Ensuring Healthy Schools in San Mateo County
Check out this video to learn more about the work we do to ensure we have Healthy Schools in San Mateo County. 


Health by Numbers

Number of Local Pediatric Vaccinations
So far in the month of January 2022, San Mateo County Health and the San Mateo County Office of Education have coordinated a total of 12 school-based vaccine clinics and have administered a total of 1295 pediatric first doses and 630 pediatric second doses.

Boards and Commissions Vacancies

City of San Bruno: Applications are being accepted for one vacancy on the Traffic Safety and Parking Committee. This short-term seat will expire on October 31, 2024. Apply here.

City of Brisbane: There are several vacancies on the Parks and Recreation, Planning Commission, Complete Streets, Safety Committee, and the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability (IDEA) Committee. To learn more and apply, click here.                        


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

Join the Next Emergency Medical Services Corps Co-ed Spring 2022 Cohort! 
Don’t forget to apply to join the nationally renowned Emergency Medical Services Corps Program’s Spring 2022 Co-ed Cohort! The EMS Corps is a 5-month full-time free training program that provides youth development services to support diverse members of the community, including read more...

Photo credit: EMS Corps

Health Policy and Planning Joins County Anchor Institutions Effort
San Mateo County Health has joined the county and other departments in supporting a countywide anchor institution planning effort. Anchor Institutions is an equity driven economic development strategy that leverages read more...


High-quality education creates pathways to better health.

City and School Partnerships to Advance Safe School Travel!
East Palo Alto, Daly City, San Mateo, Redwood City and South San Francisco have been selected for the School Travel Fellowship program rolled out by the San Mateo County Office of Education to foster city-school read more...

A Great Local Example of Farm-to-School Connection 
Ravenswood City School District continues to work with CalFresh Healthy Living staff and farmers to include local or regional fruit and vegetables in school meals. For years, Food Service Director, June Richardson, has hosted monthly cafeteria promotions, or taste surveys to introduce local read more...

Photo credit: Gloria Cahuich Gonzalez
The Importance of In-Person Learning 
School closures can have adverse health effects on students as reviewed by Viner et al. (2022) in “School Closures During Social Lockdown and Mental Health, Health Behaviors, and Well-being Among Children read more...

Photo credit: Taylor Heery


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

Expanding Options for Testing and Vaccination during COVID-19 Surge 
The highly transmissible Omicron variant is fueling a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases throughout the County.  Test positivity rates countywide (17.3%) and in the Health Equity Quartile census tracts (24.4%) have increased in the latest read more...

Photo credit: County of San Mateo


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

Building Capacity to Operationalize Equity
The SMC Planning Equity Cohort, which includes County staff from the Health Policy and Planning team, Office of Sustainability, City/County Association of Governments, and the Planning and Building Department concluded a nine-month training to operationalize equity in climate resilience read more...
Fresh Produce Available at Fair Oaks Clinic 
This year, the San Mateo County Medical Center (SMCMC) has prioritized addressing food insecurity experienced by their patients. Staff at SMCMC have worked with internal and external partners to identify opportunities for the medical staff to refer patients to food resources and to address any barriers partners may have providing patients with read more...

Photo credit: County of San Mateo


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

South San Francisco Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Training for Out of School Time Providers
Through the Shared Vision Out-of-School Time grant from the California State Library, South San Francisco Library is planning to host a series of trainings for out-of-school time providers on social emotional learning, mental read more...


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

City of East Palo Alto and Opportunity to Purchase Act
The East Palo Alto City Council has been studying the adoption of the Opportunity to Purchase Act (OPA). OPA ordinances are an effective policy tool to advance the preservation of naturally affordable housing and read more...
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