Inclusive Virtual Community Engagement: New Section in Our Planning for Health Toolkit
Check out our latest update to our Community Engagement Toolkit on emerging practices and strategies for implementing inclusive virtual engagement that expands access for our highest need communities facing barriers to technology.
Public Health, Policy and Planning (PHPP), BHRS’ Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE), and County Health’s Governmental Alliance for Racial Equity (GARE) team hosted its second racial equity web forum to deepen our understanding of the key gaps, opportunities, and priority areas for advancing racial equity in County Health.
San Mateo County Health Joined 38 Health Systems to Declare: It is Undeniable, Racism is a Public Health Crisis
County Health is part of the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN), a national collaboration of leading healthcare systems, which published the “Racism is a Public Health Crisis” statement in which 39 health systems signed on to. HAN’s members employ over half-million employees across 45 states and Washington, DC. and have committed to take concrete action to address the impact of structural racism in our communities.
Our recent report on Youth Civic Engagement and Health highlights the positive health outcomes that civic engagement has on the health of youth. The more young people engage in civic activities, the higher their social connection and sense of belonging to a community, which ultimately translates into better physical and mental health outcomes. Yet, younger voters vote at much lower rates than older voters. So it is important for all qualified voters to register and cast their vote.