Health Equity State Bills Updates
This month concludes a whirlwind session at the state Capitol like no other previous year. Supporting those most affected by the pandemic became a top legislative priority. Through the support of our partners at the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative, regional priorities such as sick leave (SB 1383) and job protections (AB 1867 and 3216) have been signed by Governor Newson. Other policies in sectors such as early childhood development and climate change advanced through the state’s adopted budget. We look forward to better understand the needs of those most affected by the pandemic and will work with other local health departments in the region to prioritize policies for healthier, and more equitable communities.