It’s hard to imagine that we are in the home stretch of our 2015-2020 Get Healthy SMC Strategic Plan. Five years ago, you helped develop a 10-point vision for healthy, equitable communities and we set out to support you in advancing your priorities. We looked back recently and found that we had contributed to a lot of meaningful outcomes for our communities including 150 policies, plans or resource allocations targeted to preventing disease and improving well-being.
Due to rising costs outpacing revenues San Mateo County Health is addressing budget deficit and workforce reductions. As a result our annual Community Implementation Funding Request for Proposals will be canceled for 2020. County Health leadership have a plan in place to support the budget challenges and all programs are doing their part to ensure important safety-net services are maintained. We remain committed to supporting the important community organizations on the ground advancing the community-identified priorities to achieve a healthy, equitable San Mateo County.
Get Healthy SMC, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Peninsula Healthcare District partnered to bring Charlie Appelstein back to San Mateo County for additional parent and staff trainings on December 10th, 11th, 12th. Charlie’s trainings are packed with positive principles and techniques to help educators, professionals and parents develop powerful relationships with the young people they guide.