Join the Next Emergency Medical Services Corps Co-ed Fall 2021 Cohort!
The EMS corps is a 5-month full-time free training program that provides youth development services to support diverse members of the community, including underrepresented groups and people with economic barriers, to become emergency medical technicians.
Ensuring the Safety of Essential Workers During the Pandemic
Cities of San Mateo and South San Francisco have recently adopted hazard pay ordinances that mandate large-scale grocery and drugstore employers to provide an additional $5 in hourly wages, plus paid time off for employees to get vaccinated.
Inclusive Virtual Community Engagement: New Section in Our Planning for Health Toolkit
Check out our latest update to our Community Engagement Toolkit on emerging practices and strategies for implementing inclusive virtual engagement that expands access for our highest need communities facing barriers to technology.
The Health Policy and Planning Program is excited to be part of Let’s Talk Housing San Mateo County Equity Advisory Group to ensure that the next decade of housing policies reflect the needs and also the assets of historically marginalized communities. The pandemic shed light on the severe housing crisis that many of our residents experience and how their poor housing conditions impacted their health outcomes.
Justin Watkins, one of Health Policy and Planning’s Community Health Planner’s has accepted the Work Out of Class Senior Community Health Planner role. In this role, Justin will be taking over supervision of the County’s CalFresh Healthy Living Program staff and continuing to lead the Healthy Food Access and Healthy Schools efforts. Angie Cavazos, who has previously supervised the CalFresh Healthy Living Program has transitioned back to Family Health to support the County’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts for the next year, along with our colleague, Liz Sanchez.