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.
Check out our videos from the spring Community Benefits for health forum! Hear from leading experts in the field about how community benefits can promote health.
Learn how implementing Community Benefits Programs into your local community can promote healthy developments and enrich residents’ lives.
There are many ways you can take action for your community. Watch our video Strengthening Communities through Healthier Streets for more on how you can improve safety on streets in your city.
How does your decision about whether to walk or bike affect everyone’s health? Find out how you can help the community through your transportation choices in a short webinar on April 7 at 12pm with our own Community Health Planner Jessica Garner, and reps from the SMC Office of Sustainability and MTC. Register here.
Do you want to make our region healthier, more sustainable, and socially just? The Community Advocates Leadership Academy can provide you with advocacy training to put your ideas into action.
Learn more about the program on April 4, 6:30pm, at the Grill House in Redwood City. Space is limited to 50 guests so be sure to RSVP today!
The San Mateo County Health System and the San Mateo County Food System Alliance has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a contractor to prepare a Vision for a San Mateo County Food and Farm Bill. The visioning document will identify the opportunities and strategies for creating the first localized Food and Farm Bill in the nation to improve the health of our community, environment, and economy.
Check out our short video on best practices for developing and implementing strong cradle-to-career programs from the Promise Neighborhoods Institute. See how these programs can help break the cycle of poverty and improve health by focusing on education, and highlighting the importance of collaboration, accountability, and a focus on results for our children.
Only have a few seconds? Check out the promo for a brief overview!
The committee will focus on the needs of residents who walk or bicycle for local trips. Focus areas include Safe Routes to School, Safe Routes to Transit, walking routes to serve seniors and people with disabilities and projects to improve the safety and connectivity for bicycling to and from local destinations. Learn more about the committee here.
Thanks to everyone who submitted a community implementation funding application to help advance health through these priority areas next year! Applications were due by November 6 before 5:00pm.