Farewell from Melissa
Over the last two years, I have worked as a Community Health Planner with Health Policy and Planning (HPP). In this role, I supported the Safe Schools for All Initiative to keep students in school and safe during the pandemic.
I am proud to have contributed to the collaboration between San Mateo County Health and the San Mateo County Office of Education. An example of successes include: increased access to COVID-19 testing and vaccination, childhood immunization catch-up, and encouraging fewer number of school days missed. While the emergency response to COVID-19 has come to an end, our partnership continues. Together, we remain committed to supporting school concerns, including social emotional wellbeing and staff turnover. Many thanks to our school and county partners for your dedication, knowledge, and care.