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.
170 years of Public Health: Getting to the Root
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recognizes the important role public health practitioners must play in tackling health inequities. They include a robust online training effort The Roots of Health Inequity. Check out the public health timeline. This interactive timeline reveals the changing role
Apply for the 2018 Get Healthy San Mateo County Community Implementation Funding – the Request for Proposals (RFP) released today! Help promote health for those with limited opportunities to be healthy through the four community-identified priorities shared in the Get Healthy San Mateo County Strategic Plan: Healthy Housing, Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Schools, and Healthy Economy.
Places where we live, work, play and go to school profoundly shape our health — and places aren’t created equal. Some are filled with amenities while others lack basic infrastructure. Get Healthy San Mateo County (GHSMC) works with local planners and other city staff, policy-makers, and community leaders to build health into our communities, to make the healthy choice the easy choice for everyone in San Mateo County. Yet there is still more work to be done! Connect with us and our partners throughout San Mateo County to help build healthy, equitable communities.