Place Matters - Alameda County

Place Matters - Alameda County The Alameda County Place Matters team promotes health equity through a community-centered local policy agenda focused on criminal justice, economics, education, housing, and land use and transportation.

An African American child living in Oakland’s flatlands will die, on average, 15 years before a Caucasian child living in the City’s most affluent area – the Oakland hills. Where we live, our race, our income shapes how long we live. Children do not choose to grow up in neighborhoods with no grocery stores, closed parks and struggling schools. The lack of opportunities for good health in some neighborhoods is rooted in persistent injustices shaped by a legacy of segregation, widespread disinvestment in communities of color, and exclusion of people of color from decision making venues. And so, the difference of a couple of miles, the color of their skin, and poverty level adds up to 15 years of life. And from what we can tell, this difference is increasing. We envision an Alameda County where all children, no matter where they live, how much money their parents make, or the color of their skin, have access to the same opportunities to lead a healthy, fulfilling and productive life. Achieving health equity requires an integrated approach spanning all government sectors and in collaboration with community. The Alameda County Place Matters Team recognizes that our environment – social, economic, political, built – shapes us. Therefore, we focus on what shapes the environment: policy. We are working for equity in: education, economics, criminal justice, housing, land use, and transportation. We work collaboratively with multiple sectors and community-based organizations to advance health equity. We frame key policy issues through the lens of health equity, and provide analysis of emerging policy areas where this perspective is overtly absent. Place Matters supports the good work already in progress at the community level, and avoids duplication of effort through robust and proactive community collaboration. Alameda County Place Matters’ team is also part of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Health Policy Institute (HPI) National Place Matters Initiative, designed to improve the health of participating community by addressing the social conditions that lead to poor health.

Alameda County Tobacco Control Coalition is working to close a big loophole in Oakland's tobacco retail license ordinanc...
04/27/2020
Opinion: Closing Oakland’s Tobacco Store Loophole Will Protect Youth and Support Racial Equity | Post News Group

Alameda County Tobacco Control Coalition is working to close a big loophole in Oakland's tobacco retail license ordinance that is leading to health inequities. Big Tobacco is using this loophole to get youth and low-income communities of color hooked on flavored tobacco, including menthol products through increasing the number of "adult-only" tobacco retailers that continue to sell flavored tobacco in the flatlands of East and West Oakland. These communities are at higher risk of COVID-19 and serious illness due to COVID-19. Take a look at this recent op-ed in The Post News Group to learn more about this health equity issue and what the Coalition is doing to improve the health of all communities in Oakland. https://postnewsgroup.com/2020/04/10/opinion-closing-oaklands-tobacco-store-loophole-will-protect-youth-and-support-racial-equity/

Bay AreaBerkeleyOpinionCommentaryMarinMarin CountyOaklandOakland PostRichmondSan FranciscoStockton Opinion: Closing Oakland’s Tobacco Store Loophole Will Protect Youth and Support Racial EquityBy Marlene Hurt and Airion Boatner - April 10, 202001229ShareFacebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp ...

Glad to see this in the news! It is what many advocates working on housing and health know: racial equity is the key to ...
10/11/2019
Opinion: Creating a Bay Area where everyone has a home, good health

Glad to see this in the news! It is what many advocates working on housing and health know: racial equity is the key to solving the region’s housing, homelessness, and health care crises! From Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson ; Kimi Watkins-Tartt, Alameda County’s Health Director and co-chair of the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative; and Peter Cohen of Council of Community Housing Organizations. https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/10/11/opinion-creating-a-bay-area-where-everyone-has-a-home-good-health/

Racial equity is the key to solving the region’s housing, homelessness and health care crises.

N95 Air Filter Masks are being provided at the Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless offices, people experiencing ...
11/15/2018
Alameda County Winter Emergency Resources

N95 Air Filter Masks are being provided at the Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless offices, people experiencing homelessness or community members who are able to distribute masks to unsheltered people throughout the County during this Air Quality Emergency:

Alameda County Health Care Program
384-14th Street/Franklin
Oakland
510-891-8950
[email protected]
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Updates and info:
HCH Website: https://www.achch.org/air-quality-emergency-resources.html

Winter emergency resources for people experiencing homelessness in Alameda County

Alameda County Public Health Department is hiring to fill our Racial Equity in Governance Coordinator.  (Official county...
09/20/2018

Alameda County Public Health Department is hiring to fill our Racial Equity in Governance Coordinator. (Official county classification: Program Services Coordinator). This position sits within the Health Equity, Policy, and Planning (HEPP) Unit of the Public Health Department and reports to the HEPP Director. It serves in a county-wide role, helping lead and coordinate not only racial equity work within the Department but also working with a team of representatives from diverse county agencies in examining our practices, power, and influence to ensure racial equity across our outcomes and advancing opportunities for all in our county.

The HEPP unit is located within the Office of the Director. It leads departmental initiatives to eliminate health inequities, in collaboration with staff, Alameda county residents, and community and governmental partners. HEPP initiatives address the social, environmental, and economic conditions that impact health outcomes by:

*Advancing equitable policies and systems changes that support the health of Alameda County residents;
*Partnering with residents to increase their shared social and political power to enact change in their neighborhoods;
*Facilitating the development of a county-wide initiative to advance racial equity;
*Providing technical assistance to initiatives that seek to promote health and racial equity, both within the public health department, and with community and institutional partners

This position will be filled using the Program Services Coordinator “exam” (https://jobapscloud.com/Alameda/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=18&R2=6927&R3=01). The exam is open through October 15, 2018 at 5 PM. This classification is widely used throughout the county and recruitment for various open positions in different county agencies is being done at this time. In order to qualify for this classification, candidates must possess the equivalent of six years of experience in a human services field, including one year of experience performing duties involving community liaison or outreach functions or multi-program coordination function.

Candidates that are interested in pursuing the Racial Equity in Governance Coordinator position we have open need to meet the criteria listed under the Equity and Social Justice designation in addition to the minimum criteria for the Program Services Coordinator classification: Three years of the qualifying experience must be in evaluating, analyzing and leading or coordinating organizational, policy, or systems change efforts related to equity and social justice.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with the county's hiring process, exams are opened to create a list of eligible candidates for different classifications and then hiring departments use this list to select suitable candidates to fill their positions once they are open. There are currently several openings within various agencies that will be filled using the list that will be generated from this exam and it will continue to be the hiring list to fill open positions for this classification for the next 12-18 months. For more information about current county exam openings, information about county classifications, and to sign-up for alerts about future exam openings, please refer to this link: http://www.acgov.org/hrs/index.htm. Additional information about the county’s hiring process can be found here: http://www.acgov.org/hrs/divisions/ps/application.htm#1.

Paid internship: Cannabis Health Impact AssessmentThe Alameda County Cannabis Human Impacts Sub-Committee is seeking a R...
08/22/2018

Paid internship: Cannabis Health Impact Assessment

The Alameda County Cannabis Human Impacts Sub-Committee is seeking a Research Intern to support a Cannabis Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to analyze the health impacts of the legalization of adult use Cannabis in Alameda County after the passage of Proposition 64 by California voters. The intern will be supervised in the Alameda County Public Health Department. The Cannabis HIA Internship is a part-time commitment (20 hours per week) and will last to June 2019. I'm hoping that this person could use this project as part of a course project or capstone or thesis requirement. See photos for more info.

HOPE Collaborative is searching for a new Director. http://www.hopecollaborative.net/get-involved/employment/director/?u...
08/08/2018
Director - Hope Collaborative

HOPE Collaborative is searching for a new Director.

http://www.hopecollaborative.net/get-involved/employment/director/?utm_source=August+2018&utm_campaign=June+2018+&utm_medium=email

The position, in a nutshell:
• Salary range: $70,000 - $80,000 DOE. Tides Center offers a full benefits package.
• Brief description: The Director leads the day-to-day work of HOPE Collaborative and oversees strategic vision and facilitative leadership; finance, operations, and administration; fundraising; staff management and development; program delivery and evaluation; and communications. Priority and first consideration given to local candidates, especially those with experience working in and with Black/African American communities, communities of color, and low-income communities.
• How to apply: Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to [email protected] with “Director” in the subject line. Position open until filled. Applications reviewed on rolling basis; first review deadline is August 27, 2018. Early applications strongly encouraged.
• The full job description is available on both Idealist and
HOPE's website

The ideal candidate for the position at this time enjoys and has experience with:

• Organizational management and growth. Thorough understanding of finance, systems, communications, and HR. Enjoys building and upgrading internal systems, especially in operations and finance.
• Financial management and fund development. Thorough understanding of finance and financial systems, including how to create and manage a budget, read an income statement, and oversee AP/AR. Ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget. Ability to research and evaluate grant opportunities for organizational fit, and write compelling grant proposals.
• People management. Ability to coach and develop staff with diverse levels of experience; create a unified team that is used to working in silos; hold staff accountable; and learn the strengths and weaknesses of the team so as to put people in a position to succeed.
• Oakland dynamics. Deep understanding and ability to navigate political and social dynamics in Oakland, including the tension between place-based community development, gentrification and displacement. Experience building relationships and working with community based organizations in Oakland.
• HOPE Collaborative issue areas. Demonstrated community engagement, food systems, built environment, school food, and/or urban planning expertise with the ability to serve as a strategic resource to others engaging in this work.

They are accepting applications on a rolling basis, but looking at the first batch of applications on August 27.

For more information, reach out to Rio at: [email protected].

Job Title: Director Reports to: HOPE Collaborative Executive Committee Status: Full-time, Exempt Compensation: $70,000-$80,000, DOE. Tides Center offers a full benefits package. About HOPE Collaborative, a project of the Tides Center Mission and vision. HOPE (Health for Oakland’s People and Enviro...

Please see the following information from Sandi Galvez, director of the Health Equity Policy and Planning Unit at Alamed...
07/02/2018
Job Announcement: Management Analyst - County of Alameda

Please see the following information from Sandi Galvez, director of the Health Equity Policy and Planning Unit at Alameda County Public Health Department. If you are interested in working at Alameda County Public Health Department or Alameda County more broadly, you might be interested in this exam. For those unfamiliar with the civil service system, taking the exam doesn't necessarily mean there is an open job position, but once you take the exam, if a position opens up, you will be on a list of folks that they will pull from to interview. In this system, the "exam" is the application. Also--the exam closes at exactly 5pm on July 17th, and they will not accept late applications, so make sure to send your application in before 5pm!

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Hello friends and colleagues:

I am writing to share a new "exam" posting at Alameda County for the classification of Management Analyst (https://jobapscloud.com/Alameda/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=17&R2=0206&R3=01) and asking that you share with anyone you think would be a good candidate. The exam is open through July 17, 2018 at 5 PM. This classification is widely used throughout the county and in many programs within Healthcare Services Agency and the Public Health Department. I use this classification to staff the positions in the Place Matters program (addressing health equity concerns within local housing, land use, transportation, education, economic development, criminal justice, and civil rights policy change) of the Health Equity, Policy, and Planning (HEPP) unit.

The HEPP unit is located within the Office of the Director. It leads departmental initiatives to eliminate health inequities, in collaboration with staff, Alameda county residents, and community and governmental partners. HEPP initiatives address the social, environmental, and economic conditions that impact health outcomes by:

Advancing equitable policies and systems changes that support the health of Alameda County residents
Partnering with residents to increase their shared social and political power to enact change in their neighborhoods
Facilitating the development of a county-wide initiative to advance racial equity
Providing technical assistance to initiatives that seek to promote health and racial equity, both within the public health department, and with community and institutional partners
For those of you that are unfamiliar with the county's hiring process, exams are opened to create a list of eligible candidates for different classifications and then hiring departments use this list to select suitable candidates to fill their positions once they are open. There are currently several openings within Healthcare, Social Services, and Public Works agencies that will be filled using the list that will be generated from this exam and it will continue to be the hiring list to fill open positions for this classification for the next 12-18 months. For more information about current county exam openings, information about county classifications, and to sign-up for alerts about future exam openings, please refer to this link: http://www.acgov.org/hrs/index.htm. You can find more information about the county’s hiring process here: http://www.acgov.org/hrs/divisions/ps/application.htm#1.

If you're at all interested in being considered for a position in this classification now or in the foreseeable future, I encourage you to apply. Individuals who in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications for the Management Analyst classification, also have two or more years’ experience analyzing and researching local policies and advocating for equitable and just local policy decisions in the Place Matters priority areas (education, economic development, criminal justice, civil rights, housing, land use, and transportation), are strongly encouraged to apply!



If you have any questions, I'd be happy to discuss this further.



Best,

Sandi





Sandi Galvez

Director, Health Equity, Policy and Planning

Alameda County Public Health Department

Office of the Director

1000 Broadway Street, Ste. 500

Oakland, CA 94607

Telephone: 510-268-4120

Fax: 510-267-3212

www.acphd.org

THIS IS A REOPENING OF AN EXISTING EXAMINATION. IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY APPLIED (OR STARTED AN APPLICATION) FOR THE MANAGEMENT ANALYST, EXAM # 17-0206-01, READ THIS ENTIRE BULLETIN. THERE ARE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REAPPLY FOR THIS RECRUITMENT. IN ORDER TO REAPPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE C...

Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson and Alameda County Health Officer Muntu Davis share what the Bay Area needs: Home...
06/28/2018
Prescription for a healthy Bay Area? Homes for all

Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson and Alameda County Health Officer Muntu Davis share what the Bay Area needs: Homes for All

https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/RX-for-healthy-Bay-Area-homes-for-all-13031388.php

We all know that home is where the heart is. But it's also where our health starts. When we stabilize the rising costs of housing for renters and homeowners in the Bay Area through protecting communities, preserving and producing more housing, we will improve the health of our region. One-third of o...

Place Matters - Alameda County is proud to have part of this work with ChangeLab Solutions. Read more about how communit...
06/26/2018
ChangeLab Solutions

Place Matters - Alameda County is proud to have part of this work with ChangeLab Solutions. Read more about how communities across the country are setting a powerful course to tie housing and health together. You can also learn more about Alameda County's work, which is featured in the Health & Housing Starter Kit.

#Affordablehousing is preventive medicine. Learn about the exciting work of health systems and housing authorities at the intersection of #healthandhousing; download The Health & Housing Starter Kit http://changelabsolutions.org/block-project/starter-kit #healthequity

HOPE Collaborative is looking for a Policy Manager. Here is more info: We're looking for someone who:Has experience work...
06/08/2018
Program Manager, Policy and Campaigns - Hope Collaborative

HOPE Collaborative is looking for a Policy Manager. Here is more info:

We're looking for someone who:
Has experience working in and relationships with Oakland communities that face the highest rates of health disparities.
Has experience with the policy process, including community engagement, policy design, advocacy and campaigning, and implementation and enforcement.
Is professionally ready to manage a program without much coaching.

If you know someone who'd be a good fit, please share the job posting and encourage them to apply! You are welcome to forward this email. I'm happy to do an informational interview with anyone who is interested.

Please share this job opening with your network.

Here's a little more information about the job.
Title: Program Manager, Policy and Campaigns (formerly "Campaign Manager).
Brief description: This new position will work closely with HOPE staff, community members, and partners to develop equitable policies, create and win policy campaigns, and engage in policy implementation and enforcement. A key piece of the work will be ensuring community members have significant opportunities for genuine engagement, leadership, and ownership of HOPE’s policy work. HOPE’s policy work currently focuses on healthy retail, land use, neighborhood planning, and school food.
Salary: $52,000 - $62,000 annually, depending on experience.
Timeline: Position is open until filled. Early applications appreciated, as we'll interview on a rolling basis. We'd like someone to start as soon as possible.
More information: Here's a link to the job posting on our website. http://www.hopecollaborative.net/get-involved/employment/Program-Manager-Policy-and-Campaigns/
Thanks!
Rio

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Rio Holaday
Director, HOPE Collaborative
510.444.4291 | [email protected] | http://www.hopecollaborative.net

Office address
2000 Franklin St, 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Mailing address
HOPE Collaborative
P.O. Box 72256
Oakland, CA 94612

http://www.hopecollaborative.net/get-involved/employment/Program-Manager-Policy-and-Campaigns/

Position description This new position will work closely with HOPE staff, community members, and partners to develop equitable policies, create and win policy campaigns, and engage in policy implementation and enforcement. A key piece of the work will be ensuring community members have significant o...

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