October 2016 Newsletter
Unmasking Health Disparities
Dia de los Muertos
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) this year in Redwood City on 11/6! 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. The Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico on 11/1- 11/2, where families visit relatives’ graves at the cemetery and make special altars at home to honor those who came before us. Join Redwood City and County leadership on 11/6 for music, free kids activities, traditional food, vendors, and altars contest at the San Mateo County History Museum. Find out more about the event here.
Open Community Planner Position
We have one position open on our small and mighty team of Community Health Planners! You will be an integral part of the Get Healthy San Mateo County initiative, helping to advance equity through policy and environmental changes, while also taking the lead on Healthy Economy work. Please consider applying and share with your networks! Applications are due 11/1.
Vote! It’s good for your health
Don’t forget to vote on 11/8! From a tobacco tax to legalizing marijuana, there are plenty of initiatives on the ballot that influence our health. Plus, voting is good for your health and it builds a sense of community! Find your polling place here and make your voice heard.