Stable and affordable housing protects health and provides the ability to engage in healthy opportunities.
Complete neighborhoods make it easy for residents to be healthy every day in their communities by making the healthy choice the easy choice the easy choice.
High-quality education creates pathways to better health.
A strong local economy builds household financial security for all and promotes everyone’s health.
Dia de los Muertos is the theme of this month’s newsletter with a focus on life expectancy as a measure of population health and specifically the differences in outcomes by race, place, and income. Find more on healthy happenings throughout the county here!
Get Healthy SMC presented on the CA Healthy Kids Survey at the Respect! 24/7 conference last month, which gathered school districts, community organizations, and education advocates from across San Mateo County. Planners shared how the survey is a great tool to assess the most pressing health needs in the county, such as nutrition, mental health and social well-being.
East Palo Alto is one of the first cities in San Mateo County to include a Health Element in the City’s General Plan! Passed this month, the General Plan is a true long-term investment in resident’s health. We are so proud of East Palo Alto’s leadership and are honored to have been part of this process. We think EPA Senior Planner Guido Persicone said it best, “My advice to cities is definitely do it.