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.
Grant applications available now
Innovations in Reentry, formerly the Realignment Innovations Fund, is a pilot grant program designed to spur innovative approaches to addressing the needs of the adult reentry population and reducing recidivism in Alameda County. Alameda County will distribute 18-month grants intended to serve as incubation funds for creative, community-based projects that seek to improve service delivery and strategies in the field of reentry. The program is not designed to support existing programs or services or to provide ongoing grants. Proposals are due no later than Friday, June 7th. Apply now »
Tracking Climate Change
"Climate change is expected to have significant, widespread impacts on California's economy and environment." So states the California Dept. of Public Health on its Climate Change Portal. Potentially at risk are our high-value coastline, forests, agriculture and assorted “natural wonders.” The Portal offers the latest climate change science and take-action guidance on what residents, businesses and local governments can do to increase awareness and advocacy around adaptation, greenhouse gases, cap & trade, and how the state is periodically assessing climate change. Stay informed!