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We Have a New Director: Welcome Marc Meulman!
Marc Meulman joined San Mateo County Health on August 31 as the new Director of Public Health Policy and Planning. Marc brings a commitment to public health values and a passion for the work we do in public read more... 
 

Board of Supervisors Adopts Racial Equity Resolution 
We applaud the leadership of the Board of Supervisors to continue to advance racial equity! The adoption of the Racial Equity Resolution builds upon two resolutions that the Board read more...
 

Welcome Deandra and Elena to Health Policy and Planning!
We are excited to welcome Deandra Lee and Elena Hernandez to our HPP team as our Graduate Interns for Fall 2021! A research master’s graduate of UCSF’s Global Health Sciences, Deandra brings a strong read more...
 
Get Healthy SMC Community Implementation Funding Release Coming Soon! 
 We are excited to announce the upcoming release of the 2022 Get Healthy San Mateo County Request for Proposals (RFP) on or around October 11, 2021. Get Healthy SMC will fund read more...
 

Get Healthy SMC Community Corner

Health by Numbers

Supporting Economic Recovery
From March 2020 – August 2021, San Mateo County has allocated almost $200 million in funding to support local COVID-19 economic recovery work.  This has included providing 6,377 households in San Mateo County with rental assistance, distributing 2,929,911 meals, granting over 1,000 read more...

Staff Perspective

Continuing to Collaborate for Children’s Success
By Mai Le, Community Health Planner 

Hello! My name is Mai (pronounced like “my”) and I am so happy to introduce myself as a new Community Health Planner with San Mateo County Health Policy and Planning (HPP). I’ll be read more...
 

Boards and Commissions Vacancies

County of San Mateo: Applications are being accepted for appointment to the First 5 San Mateo County. There are currently three positions representing: Public Member, each to commence January 1, 2022. Applications are due October 1, 2021.

City of South San Francisco: The are 4 vacancies, one on each of the following committees: Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), General Plan Community Advisory read more....

HEALTHY ECONOMY 

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

Congratulations to the Upcoming Fall 2021 EMS Corps Cohort!
We are happy to announce that four San Mateo County residents have been accepted into the next co-ed EMS Corps Academy running from September – December 2021:  Read more...
 
Getting Back to Work: Highlights from 2nd San Mateo County Economic Roundtable Discussion 
On September 1st, San Mateo County hosted its 2nd Economic Recovery roundtable discussion focused on improving access to workforce services and jobs for read more...

Photo credit: wocintechchat at Unsplash
Supporting Vibrant Downtowns Economic Recovery Roundtable Discussion
The third Economic Recovery Roundtable Discussion held on September 15th focused on actions and programs to support local businesses and included speakers from Environmental Innovations, Peninsula Chinese read more...
 

HEALTHY SCHOOLS

High-quality education creates pathways to better health.

Updates to K-12 COVID-19 School Guidance 
As of September 1st, the CDPH K-12 School Guidance has since been updated. Updates provide clarity on modified quarantine vs. standard quarantine, youth sports and school-based extracurricular read more...

Photo credit: @atoms at Unsplash

Supporting Health Education in SMC Schools
Health Education is vital to ensuring that young people grow up to understand the importance of making healthy choices in all aspects of life. The San Mateo County Office of Education has begun to roll out the California read more...
 

HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS 

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

Active Transportation Resources and Winning Partner Information You Can’t Miss!
If you missed the 11th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit held on Aug 12 and 13, here’s how you can catch up. It is the largest gathering of active transportation leaders and organizers from government, the read more...
 

Healthy Foods in North Fair Oaks 
Do you know which stores in North Fair Oaks (NFO) stock healthy choices? Are NFO residents having difficulty accessing or eating healthy foods? As we explore these questions, we seek support from our local partners to read more...
 

COMMUNITY COLLABORATION FOR CHILDREN'S SUCCESS

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

CCCS Update on Implementation Grant Funding Awarded in 2020
Through a Google Impact grant awarded in 2020, CCCS partners and Silicon Valley Community Foundation have been able to increase mental health and family support services for families and students.  Jefferson read more...
 
Supporting Youth Mental Health Through Quality Out-of-School Time Programming 
Last year CCCS partner, South San Francisco Public Library, was awarded a $190,143 grant through the California State Library to improve and support the social-emotional read more...

Photo credit:  City of South San Francisco

EQUITY AND COVID-19 

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

Vaccine Pop-up Events Strengthen Reach into Under-vaccinated Communities 
In June of his year, San Mateo County Health deployed a micro-targeted strategy to make pathways to a COVID-19 vaccine more accessible to under-reached residents living in lower-resourced communities that read more...

 

HEALTHY HOUSING

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

Governor Newsom Signs Key Housing Bills
Another big legislative year for housing bills in California.  The following bills have been signed by the Governor:
 SB 9 housing development: approvals will enable jurisdictions to read more...
 
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