Congrats to our 2023 Get Healthy SMC Community Implementation Funding Recipients 
We are thrilled to announce four projects have been selected to receive 2023 Get Healthy San Mateo County Community Implementation Funding to help advance healthy, equitable communities across San Mateo County! This year’s funding approach was to fund five priority project areas read more...



PHPP Strategic Plan is in the Works!
Public Health, Policy, and Planning (PHPP) is developing a strategic plan that will guide the priorities, goals, and strategies PHPP will use positively impact health for the next three years. PHPP will use data gathered from read more...

Meet Stephanie Gonzalez! 
She is our new youth intern, and we welcome her to the Health Policy and Planning (HPP) Team. Before coming to HPP, Stephanie completed an internship at San Mateo County Park -Coyote Point. She has experience working with the public and read more...   
 Photo credit: Stephanie Gonzalez

HPP Updates


Strengthening Equity Across SMC Health!
On May 10, SMC Health's Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) convened for the 2023 retreat. GARE consists of staff who champion and forward equity from various read more...
Sugar Reduction Summit
Members of the CalFresh Healthy Living Team had the opportunity to attend the Virtual Sugar Reduction Summit.  This gave the team the opportunity to learn about evidence-based policies that reduce the sale and consumption read more...

Community Announcements


BACHAC Hosts Soul Stroll 2023 
The Bay Area Community Advisory Council (BACHAC) hosted Soul Stroll on May 20. This was its first outside event since 2019 due to the pandemic. This annual family-friendly festival encourages community members to engage in read more...
Photo credit: BACHAC
The Healing Power of Words
To kick off Mental Health Month, adults and youth gathered at Woodside High School to talk about mental health issues impacting students on May 6. Both parents and students learned how to use poetry to express themselves. Read more...

Boards and Commissions Vacancies 
There are multiple boards and commissions vacancies for the City of San Bruno, City of Redwood City, and County of San Mateo. Read more...

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Community Collaboration Highlights


Community Collaboration Process (CCP) Working Group and Leadership Meet! 
On May 15, our HPP Equity Team hosted the first CCP prioritization meeting in-person with our working group members. The intent of the meeting was to work together with PHPP to prioritiz read more...
Photo credit :Gloria Cahuich Gonzalez
Celebrating Day of the Child 
The CalFresh Healthy Living (CFHL) staff helped celebrate the Day of the Child at Moonridge affordable housing community.The festivity was full of joy and smiles. Kids tasted a healthy snack after CATCHing the fun of playing read more...
Photo credit :Gloria Cahuich Gonzalez

Learning Opportunities & Highlights


Rethink Your Drink Day at Belle Haven Elementary
On May 10, Belle Haven Elementary in Menlo Park celebrated Rethink Your Drink Day. Ravenswood Food Service Director, June Richardson, provided fruit infused water; a delicious alternative read more...

Photo credit: Liz Sanchez

Make Everyday a Healthy Snack Day!
On April 26, Los Robles McNair Academy in East Palo Alto celebrated Healthy Snack Day!  The Food Service Director, June Richardson and her staff put together a variety of snacks for read more...

Photo credit:Angie Cavazos
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