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.
Planning for Health & Wellness
The public draft of the Ashland and Cherryland Community Health & Wellness Element, a collaboration among Alameda County’s Community Development Agency, Public Health Department, and Board of Supervisors, plus numerous stakeholders and residents, is now available for review. The Element is based on a community health profile that describes the physical, social, and economic health of Ashland and Cherryland, and supports the principles of equity, accountability, resident participation, and the community’s vision of health and wellness. The initial public review will be followed by hearings scheduled through Fall 2014. Send us your feedback!
Support Nursing Moms
"Women with children are the fastest-growing group in the work force," reports the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS), with work balance and family important priorities. HHS notes that although 75 percent of American women begin breastfeeding to nurse their children, many businesses don’t provide space to do so even though "reasonable accommodations" is the law. Creative solutions are needed. To that end, HHS’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) has launched Supporting Nursing Moms at Work: Employer Solutions with breastfeeding space tips, workplace policies, FAQs, and more.