There are many local examples of cities, counties, and community organizations creating and implementing healthy policies that help make the healthy choice the easy choice.
It is only together – with our partners across disciplines and sectors - that we are able to tackle the pressing issues that impact the health of us all. Especially since the majority of decisions that impact health are made outside of a doctor’s office.
The Get Healthy San Mateo County collaborative effort is supported by a small but mighty Health Policy and Planning (HPP) team. The team recently realized that while we enumerate outcomes for our yearly workplan and review key accomplishments and challenges each year, we didn’t have a short over the course of the Get Healthy San Mateo County strategic plan that the HPP team was instrumental in achieving. We pulled together this list of top accomplishments to share with the collaborative.