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.
Innovations Challenge 2.0
Let’s Get Healthy California’s Innovations Challenge garnered nearly 100 submissions from “health and human services advocates and providers, community and faith-based organizations, non-profits, civic data enthusiasts, and visionary practitioners.” Twelve finalists have been selected, each addressing the conditions (social determinants) in which residents are born and live. These include housing, poverty, education, employment, public safety, discrimination, racism, exposure to crime and violence. The finalists will be featured at the Innovation Conference in Sacramento on February 27 as part of Let’s Get Healthy California effort to make California the nation’s healthiest state by 2022.
Transition Fair: March 25
Educational workshops, an adult services vendor fair, breakfast and lunch are on tap at the 2017 Transition Fair, designed for youth with developmental disabilities and their families. This very popular event focuses on what’s needed the resources (social, heath, financial, etc.) needed to facilitate a successful transition from school to adult services for youth with developmental disabilities and their families. The Faire is an interagency collaboration of the Alameda County Developmental Disabilities Council, Regional Center of the East Bay, College of Alameda, and local school districts. Registration deadline is March 10. Space is limited so register early. See flyer