Place Matters - Alameda County

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

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. For example, an African American child residing in Oakland’s flatlands will die an average 15 years before a Caucasian child who resides in the City’s most affluent area – the Oakland hills. 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.

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Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
01/02/2021

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

#Stay home & #MaskOn when leaving the house and avoid gatherings with others. #StoptheSurge
The latest county data: https://covid-19.acgov.org/data.page
@AlamedaCounty

12/22/2020
Centro Legal de la Raza

Centro Legal de la Raza

Centro Legal de la Raza los invita a un Facebook Live sobre sus derechos de inquilino durante COVID19. ¿Tienes alguna pregunta sobre sus derechos como inquilino? Centra Legal esta organizando este evento con nuestros abogados para responder a sus preguntas sobre sus derechos como inquilino en el condado de Alameda.

12/22/2020
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Residents and representatives from a variety of organizations across Alameda County have been invited to support safe, equitable vaccine distribution. While the State’s framework prioritizes vaccination for different groups of people over four phases, Alameda County has some local control over how those priorities are put into practice. We are seeking input on: vaccine prioritization, how to build more trust, effective messaging and managing misinformation.

All meetings will be held via Zoom webinar and open to the public as listen-only attendees, with opportunity for public comment & written Q&A. Meeting notes will be posted regularly here.

The first meeting is December 21, 2020 5-6:30pm: Zoom info is https://zoom.us/j/95149644382 or Dial in: 669-900-6833

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
12/21/2020

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 and in intensive care units (ICU) are five times higher than one month ago and increasing daily. #StayHome
http://ow.ly/wZzC50CNERa

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
12/19/2020

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Alameda County residents are under a stay-at-home order through at least January 7. No one should be traveling or gathering with others outside their household this holiday season. If you must go out for essential services, please wear a mask and keep six feet away from others.

#BeWell #beatcovid #beatcovid19 #MaskOn #Coronavirus #AlamedaCounty #California #healthcare #publichealth

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
12/19/2020

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

No estaremos bien hast que estemos todos sanos. Cuando salgas, usa una mascarilla. Mantén al menos 6 pies de distancia de los demás. Si te enfermas, quédate en casa. https://covid-19.acgov.org/

#CuideseMucho #Covid19 #Coronavirus #MascarillaPuesta #BeWell #beatcovid #beatcovid19 #MaskOn #Coronavirus #AlamedaCounty #California #healthcare #publichealth

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
12/17/2020

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Bay Area Region Falls Below 15 Percent ICU Capacity Threshold: #StayHome Order Extended and Continues to Align with State’s Restrictions

Full statement here:https://covid-19.acgov.org/covid19-assets/docs/press/press-release-2020.12.16.pdf

The State announced today that the availability of intensive care unit (ICU) beds has fallen below 15% in the Bay Area Region. This means that the Stay at Home restrictions adopted by Alameda County earlier this month remain in effect for a minimum of three weeks, starting today.

Because Alameda County’s restrictions already match the State’s restrictions, there are no additional changes to permitted activities at this time. After the minimum three weeks, the State’s order could be lifted once the region’s projected ICU capacity meets or exceeds 15%.

The week ending December 12 was the single worst week of the pandemic so far in #AlamedaCounty, with more than 5000 new #COVID19 cases reported and over 1000 cases reported on each of the last two days. The number of people hospitalized with #COVID19 and in the ICU are five times higher than one month ago and increasing daily.

The state of the pandemic in Alameda County is the worst it has ever been. We must use every tool we have to ensure the work we’ve done and the months away from our loved ones will have been worth it.

#StayHome as much as possible, #WearAMask, and avoid all gatherings. If you are less than 6 feet from someone outside your household for 15 minutes or more, please monitor yourself for symptoms and get tested.

We continue to be grateful for our community’s efforts throughout this difficult year and we must ask for everyone to help again. If we all do our part, stay-at-home restrictions will work and save lives.

The individual and collective sacrifices of our families and local businesses can make the difference between a short or prolonged period under the Stay At Home Order. Staying home now will save lives and allow us to get back together again soon.

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
12/15/2020

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Acute care hospital health care workers and 911 first responders at highest risk for exposure are our first line of defense in protecting our system of care from becoming overwhelmed and understaffed during this surge.
http://ow.ly/bQxE50CLux0

Centro Legal de la Raza
12/15/2020

Centro Legal de la Raza

Are you struggling to pay your rent because of COVID-19? If you are a low-income tenant in Unincorporated Alameda County you may be eligible for up to $18,000 in rental assistance.
Application and program details can be found at centrolegal.org/rental-assistance. For questions, call 510-422-5669 or text 510-738-3906.

[Español]
¿Tiene problemas para pagar la renta debido al covid-19? Si eres un inquilino de bajos ingresos en el condado de Alameda no incorporado, puedes ser elegible para recibir hasta $18,000 en asistencia para su alquiler. Los detalles de la solicitud y el programa se pueden encontrar en centrolegal.org/asistencia-de-alquiler/?lang=es. Si tiene preguntas, llame al 510-422-5669 o mande texto al 510-738-3906.

Mayor Libby Schaaf
12/08/2020

Mayor Libby Schaaf

There is financial assistance available for eligible unemployed Oaklanders impacted by COVID-19. Grants of $400 or $800 are available. Funds are paid directly to vendors or landlords. Apply by Dec. 15 thru one of our #Oakland AJCC partners. buff.ly/3ofewn2

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
12/05/2020

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Bay Area Health Officers Move to Implement the State’s New Regional Stay Home Order, Not Waiting Until Local Hospitals Are Near Crisis to Act

Full statement here:https://covid-19.acgov.org/covid19-assets/docs/press/joint-release-2020.12.04.pdf

Yesterday, Dec. 4, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that all sectors other than retail and essential operations would be closed in regions of the State where less than 15% of ICU beds are available under a new Regional Stay Home Order.

Although health officials throughout the Bay Area are glad to see the State take action in light of the rapidly escalating surge in hospitalizations statewide, many believe even more aggressive action is necessary in the Bay Area to slow the surge and prevent our local hospitals from being overwhelmed.

Rather than waiting until Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed availability reaches critical levels and delaying closures that are inevitable, the Health Officers for the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and Santa Clara, as well as the City of Berkeley are jointly announcing that they will implement the State’s Regional Stay Home Order now.

Rising hospitalization rates across the region threaten not only our community members with severe #COVID19, but anyone who may need care. Acting together now we will have the greatest impact on the surge and save more lives.

Each of us can fight the spread. Keep your family safe by avoiding even small gatherings outside of your household and not traveling. We don’t want holiday gatherings and travel to create a spike of cases on top of the surge we’re already seeing.

Consistent with the State framework, the 6 jurisdictions are working to ensure all sectors have at least 48-hour notice of these closures.

In #AlamedaCounty it is scheduled to take effect on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. The new restrictions will remain in place until Jan. 4, 2021.

We're in this together. Stay home to stay healthy, and we'll be together again soon.

California Department of Public Health
12/05/2020

California Department of Public Health

TUESDAY @ 2PM: Join us on a conversation with Monica Morales, Dr. Diana Ramos, and Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola to learn “Everything you need to know about COVID-19: Travel, Stay at Home Order & Vaccines”: https://www.facebook.com/consulmexsac

MARTES a las 2PM: Únete a la conversación con Monica Morales, Dra. Diana Ramos y Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola para conocer “Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre COVID-19: Viajes, Orden de Quedarse en Casa y Vacunas”: https://www.facebook.com/consulmexsac

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
12/05/2020

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Bay Area Health Officers Move to Implement the State’s New Regional Stay Home Order, Not Waiting Until Local Hospitals Are Near Crisis to Act

Full statement here:https://covid-19.acgov.org/covid19-assets/docs/press/joint-release-2020.12.04.pdf

Yesterday, Dec. 4, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that all sectors other than retail and essential operations would be closed in regions of the State where less than 15% of ICU beds are available under a new Regional Stay Home Order.

Although health officials throughout the Bay Area are glad to see the State take action in light of the rapidly escalating surge in hospitalizations statewide, many believe even more aggressive action is necessary in the Bay Area to slow the surge and prevent our local hospitals from being overwhelmed.

Rather than waiting until Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed availability reaches critical levels and delaying closures that are inevitable, the Health Officers for the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and Santa Clara, as well as the City of Berkeley are jointly announcing that they will implement the State’s Regional Stay Home Order now.

Rising hospitalization rates across the region threaten not only our community members with severe #COVID19, but anyone who may need care. Acting together now we will have the greatest impact on the surge and save more lives.

Each of us can fight the spread. Keep your family safe by avoiding even small gatherings outside of your household and not traveling. We don’t want holiday gatherings and travel to create a spike of cases on top of the surge we’re already seeing.

Consistent with the State framework, the 6 jurisdictions are working to ensure all sectors have at least 48-hour notice of these closures.

In #AlamedaCounty it is scheduled to take effect on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. The new restrictions will remain in place until Jan. 4, 2021.

We're in this together. Stay home to stay healthy, and we'll be together again soon.

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
11/27/2020

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Need a COVID-19 test? Info about testing can be found here:
https://covid-19.acgov.org/testing
@AlamedaCounty #Stopthesurge #BeatCOVID #Maskon

Centro Legal de la Raza
11/23/2020

Centro Legal de la Raza

Are you struggling to pay your rent because of COVID-19? If you are a low-income tenant in Unincorporated Alameda County you may be eligible for up to $18,000 in rental assistance.
Application and program details can be found at centrolegal.org/rental-assistance. For questions, call 510-422-5669 or text 510-738-3906.

[Español]
¿Tiene problemas para pagar la renta debido al covid-19? Si eres un inquilino de bajos ingresos en el condado de Alameda no incorporado, puedes ser elegible para recibir hasta $18,000 en asistencia para su alquiler. Los detalles de la solicitud y el programa se pueden encontrar en centrolegal.org/asistencia-de-alquiler/?lang=es. Si tiene preguntas, llame al 510-422-5669 o mande texto al 510-738-3906.

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
11/23/2020

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Stay home this Thanksgiving. Limit celebrating with those in your household. #Doyourpart #BeatCOVID19
@AlamedaCounty @AlamedaCoFire
http://ow.ly/4ec550CpttL

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
11/09/2020

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Teach children everyday actions to reduce the spread of germs. Remind them to cough or sneeze into a tissue or their elbow, then throw the tissue into the trash. Remind them to wash hands frequently and stay away from people who are sick.

County of Alameda, CA - Government #BeWell #beatcovid #beatcovid19 #maskon #Coronavirus #AlamedaCounty #California #healthcare #publichealth

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
11/03/2020

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Today is the day…
Election Day! #Vote at the Oakland Coliseum. Drop off your ballot or vote in person. Any Alameda County voter can vote here from 7am-8pm. Not registered? Bring your ID and complete a provisional ballot!
Please wear your face mask and maintain 6-feet of physical distance from anyone you don’t live with.
Shout out to our partners at the @Athletics @ACVote #VotingMatters

11/02/2020
Alameda County Registrar of Voters

Alameda County Registrar of Voters

Visit acvote.org/go to find an Official Ballot Dropbox or an Accessible Voting Location like the Golden State Warriors Practice Facility to Vote in person #acvote #VoteSafeCA #VoteCalifornia #yourvoice #yourvote

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
11/02/2020

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

You have an important thing to do today. VOTE!
Location: Oakland Arena and RingCentral Coliseum 9am-5pm.
Tuesday on ELECTION DAY Voting continues from 7am-8pm. Please wear your face mask and maintain 6-feet of physical distance from anyone you don’t live with.
Shout out to our partners at the @Athletics @ACVote #[email protected] County of Alameda, CA - Government

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
10/31/2020

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Action begins this Sat 10/31 at the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum & goes to Election Day 11/3! Voting open to the public.
✅ #Vote Sat-Mon 9am-5pm & Tues 7am-8pm –any Alameda County voter can drop off their ballot or vote here in person, regardless of their regular polling site. @Oakland Arena and RingCentral Coliseum @County of Alameda, CA - Government

Alameda County Registrar of Voters
10/31/2020

Alameda County Registrar of Voters

Accessible Voting Locations (AVLs) are open for ALL Voters to vote or drop off a ballot! For locations, visit http://acvote.org/avl #VoteSafeCA #VoteCalifornia #acvote #yourvoice #yourvote

Alameda County Registrar of Voters
10/20/2020

Alameda County Registrar of Voters

#VoteSafeCA #VoteCalifornia #acvote #yourvoice #yourvote

Alameda County Registrar of Voters
10/10/2020

Alameda County Registrar of Voters

Vote Safely & Stay Healthy! Be on the lookout for a BLUE and WHITE envelope, the return envelope is Orange and White or if you live in a City with Ranked Choice Voting (Oakland, San Leandro and Berkeley) it is Pink and White. Normal delivery time is 5-7 business days
#VoteSafeCA #VoteCalifornia #acvote #yourvoice #yourvote #VotebyMail

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 ...

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A great piece featuring Dr. Nuru-Jeter and Dr. Geronimus about the ways that racism affects health.