On May 15, our HPP Equity Team hosted the first CCP
prioritization meeting in-person with our working group members.
The intent of the meeting was to work together with PHPP to
prioritize evaluation metrics for documenting progress on meeting
CCP recommendations for a community collaboration
structure. Summary of priorities:
The Bay Area Community Advisory Council (BACHAC) hosted Soul Stroll on May 20. This was its first outside event since 2019 due to the pandemic. This annual family-friendly festival encourages community members to engage in physical activities including walking, running, or biking for one, three, or five miles. The event also includes a health and wellness fair. This year’s Soul Stroll Ambassador was Feminista Jones, an author and activist who spoke about health disparities at the opening VIP event on May 19. She also rallied walkers to the finish during the event.
On May 10, SMC Health’s Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) convened for the 2023 retreat. GARE consists of staff who champion and forward equity from various departments across SMCH.