Arts Commission Cultural Equity Statement

The San Mateo County Arts Commission, which views the arts as an essential part of a healthy and vibrant community, champions policies and practices that promote social and cultural equity. We strive to promote inclusive and diverse programming and to ensure equitable access to arts and culture for all, with consideration for race, ability, sexual orientation, age, gender, economic status, and cultural background. We also commit to partnering with artists and arts organizations that represent and celebrate the diversity of our county, through the fair and equitable distribution of programmatic and financial support. Through these actions, arts are a vehicle for social change.

A variety of resources are available to help you and your family navigate these challenging times

We want to remind you that our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to help you and your family with practically any personal challenge or concern.

Everyone counts: Why the census matters more than ever

The 2020 Census gets underway soon and it’s critical that every person living in the county is counted to secure federal funding for medical services, including clinics and children’s health insurance, housing, emergency preparedness, nutrition programs, infrastructure and a host of other services.

Seton needs new heroes

Whether you are an orphan, a prisoner, sick, a refugee, homeless or mentally ill, the Daughters of Charity for nearly 400 years provided charitable health care for the most vulnerable among us. They’ve been the heroes of the poor for centuries all around the world.

How you can stop Medicare fraud by Supervisor David J. Canepa

Depending on which side of the aisle you sit on, the future of Medicare either looks grim or promising as its fiscal strength shows signs of improvement despite the program being constantly under siege by fraudsters. In Congress, there has been talks for years now to either phase out the medical insurance program that benefits nearly 58 million Americans, the vast majority seniors, or possibly even privatize it.

Supervisor David J. Canepa says Internet exchange zones can save lives

San Mateo County will be one of the first in the state to implement the exchange zone and follows Daly City, which established its zone last year at City Hall directly in front of the police station.

San Mateo County Arts Commission Public Grant Review Panel

The San Mateo County Arts Commission has received 25 grant applications for the 2017 year. San Mateo County nonprofit arts organizations applied for either Project/Program Support or Organizational Support. A meeting to review the applications is open to all applicants and members of the public.

Better Food For Better Living

Do you or someone you know need help putting food on the table? Qualifying for food assistance might be easier than you think. A family of four earning $40,000 or less can qualify for CalFresh, and if you just need food to tide your family over until your next paycheck, Second Harvest Food Bank may be able to help.

Discount Prescriptions

Taking care of your family's health is a priority, so the next time you find yourself in need of prescription medication save up to 65% just by using a free Discount Prescription Card that can be used at more than 59,000 pharmacies nationwide, including all chain and most independent pharmacies. The card was made available to San Mateo County residents by the Board of Supervisors in 2009. Residents can obtain this convenient card without qualifying, paying a fee, or meeting any deadlines.  It's ready to use.

Network of Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities

The Network of Care is a county funded and supported website that allows the user to find services for seniors or those with disabilities in San Mateo County, research medical conditions and medications, follow the progress of state and federal legislation, and maintain your own or a loved one’s health records in a secure part of the website.  The site can be translated into fifty languages.   Additionally, the Network of Care can be accessed by the visually impaired by use of computer screen readers, such as JAWS.

Pharmaceutical and Sharp Disposal

Pharmaceutical  Pharmaceuticals flushed into the sanitary sewer system eventually end up in streams, creeks, rivers and reservoirs. To prevent unwanted toxins reaching our precious Bay water, pharmaceutical drop-off locations with dedicated containers provide a safer and more sensible option. Nearly every law enforcement agency in San Mateo County participates in this convenient disposal program.