San Mateo –County Health invites residents to participate in an online meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 1, that will kick-off development of the first Community Health Improvement Plan.
The plan is intended to guide public and private initiatives and investments with the aim of improving the overall health of the community and the conditions that foster health. County Health is seeking the public’s help in identifying top priorities to be included in the plan and begin a framework for ongoing efforts.
At the Nov. 1 meeting, County Health will share the results from a series of recent community forums on health needs and priorities. The meeting is from 5 to 7 p.m. via Zoom.
“The community forums engaged over 150 participants and allowed us the opportunity to hear firsthand the needs expressed by our residents,” said Tamarra Jones, interim director of County Health’s Public Health, Policy & Planning division.
In addition to the forums, County Health surveyed more than 3,000 county residents. The survey captured data on the factors that influence health outcomes, including affordable housing, childcare, education, employment, air and water quality, civic participation, neighborhood safety, access to health care services and physical activity.
Developing the Community Health Improvement Plan is the next step. A key goal is engaging the public and developing partnerships that will create the conditions that improve the community’s health.
To participate in the kick-off meeting via Zoom on Nov. 1, use this link.
For more information, visit PHPP’s Community Health Planning page.
San Mateo County Health