We recognize that residents are more than mere consumers of public health services. In addition to health services, our health department is involved in a variety of community-based activities that engage residents in the planning, evaluation and implementation of health activities in their communities. Many of those services and activities are profiled on this site.
EMS Corps Applicants Sought
Alameda County Public Health Department’s Emergency Medical Services Corps (EMS Corps) is now accepting applications for its July 2014 class. The program is designed to increase the number of under-represented emergency medical technicians. It is a five-month paid (stipend) program for minority men ages 18-26 and offers students youth development, mentorship, job training, life coaching, physical fitness, and more. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. Click here for an application; the deadline for submitting it is April 30. For more details contact Lucretia Bobo at Lucretia.Bobo@acgov.org, or 510/ 667-7413.
Gentrification through a Public Health Lens
"Development without Displacement: Resisting Gentrification in the Bay Area" is a new report that examines the effects of gentrification and displacement in San Francisco and Oakland neighborhoods, calling for urgent housing policy changes that promote housing quality and stems inequities. The culmination of a year-long collaboration between Causa Justa::Just Cause, a community-based organization, and the Alameda County Public Health Department, the report is a first-of-its kind that combines neighborhood analysis with interviews of affected populations and public health research to present a comprehensive definition of gentrification in the Bay Area. Executive summary »