September 2019 Newsletter
Looking for Data? New & Updated Healthy Neighborhood
Indicators Now Available!
Have you used our interactive data portal before? It’s a great resource with over 35 local indicators based on the Get Healthy SMC community-identified priorities. We’ve recently updated it to include the most up-to-date data and new indicators including but not limited to areas with low-income and low-access to grocery stores, tree canopy coverage, and results from CalEnviroScreen – a tool used to identify communities most affected and most vulnerable to the effects of pollution. We have also added a section on civic engagement, highlighting the diversity of the elected officials in San Mateo County and identifying the prevalence of those that are linguistically isolated. Check out the portal to see how your community is doing on building healthy conditions.
Don’t Miss This Leadership Development
The Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) is recruiting low-income and people of color from San Mateo County to join their next cohort of fellows. There will be an informational session on October 8 from 6pm to 7:30pm at 225 37th Avenue, San Mateo (Room 100). Applications are due October 20. BCLI is a six-month leadership program that supports low-income communities and people of color to access decision-making roles. By the end of the program, graduates understand the complexity of building equitable communities and are equipped to navigate the culture of boards and commissions. Please share with those you think would be interested in representing San Mateo County. Diversity is a strength!