Fostering Health Through the Outdoors

Park Rx Prescription Program Web Changes Means More Access
The San Mateo County Park Rx Prescription Program which promotes the use and enjoyment of parks and public lands to benefit physical and mental health, has moved to the Get Healthy San Mateo County website. The read more...

Get Healthy SMC Community Corner

Staff Perspective

By Tania Perez, Senior Community Health Planner

This Is “See You Later,” Not Goodbye 

Over the past year and a half, I have been honored to work with so many wonderful partners across our county. Some of you I knew from my time at the Office of Diversity and read more...

Boards and Commissions Vacancies

There are nine vacant seats on multiple County of San Mateo boards and commissions. There are 15 vacant seats on the newly formed Equity Advisory Committee of the California Transportation Commission. Read more...


A key priority for San Mateo County is to increase awareness and improve access to COVID-19 preventative measures, including testing, vaccination, and boosters.

Living Through a Pandemic Behind Bars
For the last two years, Stanford researchers have been partnering with county correctional health officials to understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living and working in local jails. The study, read more...

Paid COVID Sick Leave Expires
September 30, 2022 

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto supports workers’ rights with legal services and outreach to community members across San Mateo read more...


Equity is a key consideration in each Get Healthy San Mateo County priority area to ensure San Mateo County residents have equitable opportunities to be healthy.

Valuable Feedback from the Community Collaboration Process Input Sessions
Community Collaboration process input sessions have been completed. We were able to meet with 26 groups. Thank you to our working read more...

Photo credit: Dr. Venace Acebedo, Healthways

Second Contemplative Practices Session Complete – Sign Up for the Next One!
Senior Coastsiders hosted their second Contemplative Practices session on August 23. This second session focused on Qi Gong which is a series of low-impact, moving meditation and breathing exercises that reduce 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.

And the Program of the Year Award goes to... 
San Mateo County hosted its first Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Bike Summit on August 18 at the Millbrae Recreation Center. It was read more...

Photo credit: Sonali Suratkar, County of San Mateo

Strong Advocacy and Collaboration Helps Students Take Transit for Free! 
SamTrans Youth Unlimited Program is now permanent and will support eligible students throughout the county to ride SamTrans for free. This is a great example of good advocacy efforts and strong cross-sector read more...
Get Your Dose of Nature - Community Nature Day at Flood Park – September 24 
Residents are invited to Community Nature Day on Saturday, September 24 at Flood Park in Menlo Park. Community Nature read more...

Photo credit: County of San Mateo


Ensuring empowered residents are involved in decision-making and social and civic engagement.

Youth Civic Empowerment Opportunities
Civic empowerment is a path to healthier youth! There are currently some open opportunities for youth to gain skills and opportunities to advocate for community health:

Prepare for the November 8 General Election 
Get ready to vote in November by registering to vote, pre-registering (for youth turning 18 by the election),  or checking your voter registration status read more...

Photo credit: County of San Mateo


High-quality education creates pathways to better health.

Nutrition Education Lessons
In partnership with the YMCA, the CalFresh Healthy living staff taught youth in the summer program at the YMCA Rocketship Academy in Redwood City.  Children that attended the academy were taught the Let’s read more...
COVID-19 Safe Schools Framework Replaces Pandemic Recovery Framework
The San Mateo County Office of Education, in partnership with San Mateo County Health, has updated their school guidance, COVID-19 Safe Schools Framework (CSSF) where they detail the most up-to-date read more...
San Mateo County School Food Service Director’s Appreciation 
On August 2, 2022, the CalFresh Healthy Living Program, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), Second Harvest Food Bank of San Mateo and Silicon Valley, and the read more...

Photo credit: County of San Mateo
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