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Alameda County Public Health Department

We recognize that residents are more than mere consumers of public health services. Many other issues (housing, employment, environment) can impact health. Therefore, our health department is involved in a variety of community-based activities that engage residents and community partners in the planning, evaluation and implementation of health activities. Some of those services and activities are profiled on this site.

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California's First Surgeon General
Gov. Gavin Newsom has tapped Dr. Nadine Burke Harris to fill the newly created position of California Surgeon General. Harris is considered a ‘pioneering leader’ in the field of toxic stress and health.  She founded the SF-based Center for Youth Wellness that’s working with pediatric clinics nationwide on best practices for screening and treating young children at risk for toxic stress. Although the clinic was making progress on health issues, she noted, “I felt like we weren’t actually addressing the roots of the disparity.” She will be sworn in Feb. 11.

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Fatherhood Summit: March 16
This inaugural summit, hosted by Alameda County Fathers Corps, will be a daylong opportunity for 1,000 attendees to participate in forums, networking, and resource exchanges focused on supporting fathers and father-figures in their families and communities. When fathers are actively engaged, children are far more likely to achieve success in school, careers, and relationships. Conversely, children without an actively involved father in their lives are significantly more likely to suffer from depression, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, delinquency, and crime. The free Summit will be held at Merritt College in Oakland. Register today!

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Children's Dental Health Month

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