Community Collaboration Proposal
Health equity requires a commitment from all of us. San Mateo County Public Health, Policy and Planning (PHPP) was awarded the California Equitable Recovery and Initiative grant and invested funds in a Community Collaboration Framework Proposal. We developed a community-centered collaboration process that honors the needs of our diverse residents. This proposal was created in collaboration with CBO leaders, representatives, community members and equity staff. Through this process we met with 28 distinct groups selected by geography and race/ethnicity. Approximately 354 people were engaged in this process through community input sessions, interviews with six jurisdictions in our region, and 10 CBO leaders through our working group. Community input is vital to sustainable health equity and social justice efforts. The community proposes five recommendations for building trust as well as five recommendations for a potential community engagement structure.