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  • 06/08/2020  Statement from Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan on Police Brutality  As an American citizen, I mourn the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Oscar Grant and the countless other innocent Black Americans that have been lost to police brutality. The nationwide flood of grief, pain, and anger we have witnessed in recent days is a response not only to these most recent tragedies but to a long history of systematic and institutionalized racism in the United States. I stand in full support of Alameda County's Black community in their fight to ensure that no more lives are lost to racial violence and police misconduct. As elected representatives of our County, it's important to remember that the public's trust must always be earned. With that in mind, we must demonstrate our commitment to rejecting systemic racism with every vote we take.
  • 03/03/2021  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (March 3, 2021)  Over the weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency authorization for the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. The Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) encourages Alameda County residents to get vaccinated with the first vaccine available to you. Any of the COVID-19 vaccines will help protect your health and decrease your risk of developing severe complications due to COVID-19, including hospitalization and death. Getting vaccinated will help protect all of us from COVID-19 and it is crucial everyone is vaccinated as soon as a vaccine is available to you. In this edition of my weekly update, you can read more about how to sign up to receive your COVID-19 vaccine and updated guidance on youth and adult group sports in Alameda County.
  • 02/24/2021  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (February 24, 2021)  I was proud to to introduce a resolution reaffirming Alameda County's commitment to providing a welcoming home for our racially and ethnically diverse community and condemning acts of hate and discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, or cultural basis. Yesterday's vote comes on the heels of another spike in racially motivated crimes against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, who have been targeted during the COVID-19 pandemic due to false claims the AAPI community is at fault for this public health crisis. There is no racial, ethnic or cultural basis for COVID-19. In an effort to encourage our AAPI communities to speak up and report hate crimes, the Alameda County District Attorney's office has partnered with community members from the Oakland AAPI community to provide services in Cantonese and Mandarin.
  • 02/16/2021  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (February 16, 2021)  The COVID-19 mega-vaccination site at the Oakland Coliseum is now open for eligible residents. Eligible residents will need to make an appointment at the Coliseum site through the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)'s MyTurn website. California residents who sign up for MyTurn will also receive a notification on when they may be eligible to receive a vaccine. The Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) is working to open vaccine Points of Dispensing (PODs) throughout the county. Appointments at the County PODs will be prioritized for people who are uninsured, from communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, or at high risk of exposure because of where they live or work. In this bulletin, you can read updates from the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) and find more updates on the COVID-19 vaccines and information on improving your masks' effectiveness in protecting you from COVID-19.
  • 02/09/2021  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (February 9, 2021)  With the arrival and continued roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines, many of us have breathed a collective sigh of relief that the end of this global public health crisis may be in sight. It is crucial now more than ever to take the necessary steps to lower your chances of exposure to COVID-19. The vaccine is a long-awaited tool to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community; however, it is not the only one we have. Ending this pandemic requires us to use all of our tools for stopping the spread of the virus, and I ask everyone to continue doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. As we near the one-year anniversary of the Shelter in Place ordinance, I would like to express my gratitude to the Alameda County community for continuing to follow these guidelines. Please stay safe so we may gather again in person soon.
  • 02/02/2021  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (February 2, 2021)  The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) vaccine notification form for Alameda County residents is now available in Spanish and Chinese (Simplified). Alameda County is currently vaccinating Phase 1a (health care workers as well as Long-Term Care Facilities staff and residents). For a summary of the vaccine doses allocated, received, and administered in Alameda County, please see the dashboard at the top of ACPHD's COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance & Resources webpage. On this webpage you will also find additional information on vaccine planning in Alameda County, information for Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, and Stanford Health Care members, and information on how to sign up to receive a notification when it is your turn to get vaccinated. We encourage you to check back frequently as the State?s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan is evolving and changes to the prioritization framework may happen frequently.
  • 01/26/2021  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (January 26, 2021)  On Monday, Alameda County was able to move to the Purple Tier of the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy due to promising ICU bed capacity projections. I would like to extend my gratitude to Alameda County residents for continuing to take the necessary precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community and help flatten the curve from our worst surge yet. It is crucial that we continue to follow these precautions to further slow the spread of COVID-19 and allow our economy to reopen safely. Please continue to wear a mask when outside your home, maintain at least 6-feet of distance from others, wash your hands frequently, and avoid touching your face. Please stay home as much as possible, especially if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. In this bulletin, you can read more information on moving to the Purple Tier and find resources for those who have been impacted by COVID-19.
  • 01/20/2021  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (January 20, 2021)  The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) has added weekly summary updates on vaccinations in Alameda County. As of January 14, 2021, ACPHD has administered over 11,000 vaccine doses, and is currently vaccinating Phase 1a (health care workers - all tiers) only. In this bulletin, you can read more about COVID-19 vaccination distribution in Alameda County, free tax preparation services for low-income individuals and households in Alameda County, and enrolling in Covered California.
  • 01/12/2021  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (January 12, 2021)  Earlier this week, the Bay Area Region's ICU bed capacity dropped to 0.7% and the state's Bay Area Regional Stay at Home Order has been extended until further notice.
  • 12/08/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (December 8, 2020)  Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized due to complications from influenza across the country. As COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise, it is more crucial now than ever to protect yourself from the seasonal flu and prevent our local hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. While COVID-19 and influenza are different viruses, they are spread in similar ways. The best ways to protect yourself from getting sick are to get your flu shot (flu shots are recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months) and follow the COVID-19 safety precautions such as wearing a mask whenever you leave home, avoiding contact with others outside of your household, and staying home when you are sick. In this bulletin, you can find more information on protecting yourself from the flu, read updates on the Regional Stay at Home Order, and find resources for community members who have been affected by COVID-19.
  • 11/18/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (November 18, 2020)  As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly throughout our community, I would like to remind Alameda County residents that it is vital our community celebrates the upcoming winter holidays safely. The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) encourages residents to stay home for the holidays, and if you do gather in person, keep it safe, small, short, and stable. In this bulletin, you can read updates from the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) on moving back into the Purple Tier, find guidance on safely celebrating the upcoming holidays, and find resources for community members who have been affected by COVID-19.
  • 10/22/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (October 22, 2020)  The upcoming November 3, 2020 General Election will be an historic one as we continue to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. The right to vote is integral to our democracy - it is our duty as elected officials to protect our citizens' access to one of the most fundamental forms of civic participation. During this public health crisis, no one should be forced to choose between this foundation of American government and risking exposure to COVID-19. Alameda County is committed to ensuring all registered voters can exercise their right to vote while also protecting their health. In this edition of my weekly update, you can find many resources and information on how to vote, Same Day Voter Registration, and learn more about state and local ballot measures.
  • 10/14/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (October 14, 2020)  Yesterday, the State of California announced that Alameda County has been moved to the Orange Tier. The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) is preparing to update the local Health Officer Orders to permit additional activities during the week of October 26. In this bulletin, you can read more about the ACPHD update, find resources on new pop-up testing sites in the unincorporated areas in Alameda County, and information on upcoming community events.
  • 10/06/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (October 6, 2020)  Last week, the Alameda County Public Health Officer updated the Shelter in Place order, allowing for additional businesses and sectors to reopen in Alameda County starting October 9, 2020. In this bulletin, you can read more about the update to the Alameda County Shelter in Place Orders, find resources for participating in Census 2020 and voting in the November 3, 2020 General Election, and find information on upcoming community events.
  • 09/29/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (September 29, 2020)  The Census is an important tool in determining how much funding and political representation communities throughout the country receive. An accurate count is essential to ensure Alameda County receives our fair share of resources. There is still time to respond to the Census 2020 questionnaire. In this bulletin, you can find information on responding to Census 2020, and on upcoming community events on Alameda County's COVID-19 response, building a thriving food economy in Alameda County, and Alameda Hospital's free community flu vaccination event.
  • 09/23/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (September 23, 2020)  Earlier this week, the State of California announced Alameda County has been moved to the Red Tier in the state's color-coded Blueprint for a Safer Economy. While this move reflects a decline in daily new cases and positivity rate, Alameda County is still at a substantial risk of COVID-19 spreading in our community. In this bulletin, you can read updates from the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) and find information on community COVID-19 testing and flu vaccination events in District 3.
  • 09/01/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (September 1, 2020)  As the Alameda County Health Officer continues to adjust the Shelter in Place orders and move towards reopening Alameda County, individuals will begin to return to work. In an effort to protect Alameda County's workers' safety and health as they return to work, the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) has published a number of informational resources to help both employers and workers safely navigate their reopening plans. In this bulletin, you can read more on worker safety, updates on the Alameda County Responsibility to Community Health (ARCH) launch, the Mental Health Services Act draft plan, and find resources for community members who have been affected by COVID-19.
  • 08/25/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (August 25, 2020)  In this bulletin, you can read updates from the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) and find resources for community members who have been affected by COVID-19, information on how to protect yourself from wildfire smoke, and updates on solutions to homelessness in Alameda County.
  • 08/18/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (August 18, 2020)  Today marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which expanded voting rights to women. It took decades of activism to secure the suffrage for women. And it took decades more to ensure that all women, regardless of race, were able to exercise their right to vote. Voting is one of the foundations of a thriving democracy. Over the years, voting rights activists have secured hard-won rights and policies to expand suffrage beyond the privileged few. Despite these victories, the fight for access to voting is far from over. The COVID-19 pandemic presents a new test to protecting this fundamental right. Successfully navigating an election during a global public health crisis is integral to preserving our democracy, and we must continue working to ensure every eligible voter is able to cast their ballot. In this weekly update, you can read more about exercising your right to vote during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 08/11/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan?s Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (August 11, 2020)  The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) has launched an updated, mobile-friendly dedicated COVID-19 web site: covid-19.acgov.org. ACPHD's updated COVID-19 site has translations available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Filipino, Khmer, Korean, Persian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. In this bulletin, you can read more about ACPHD's new COVID-19 website, find information on Census 2020, and find resources for community members who have been affected by COVID-19.
  • 08/05/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (August 5, 2020)  The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) reminds the Alameda Community to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by responding to our contact tracers' phone calls. Contact tracing is a public health tool that has been used to contain pandemics, and integral to slowing the spread of COVID-19. Contact tracing allows trained health workers to talk to someone who has tested positive, and confidentially notify anyone who may have been exposed and discuss the appropriate next steps (e.g. identifying symptoms, getting tested, self-quarantine, or accessing medical care). ACPHD's official contact tracers will never ask for your social security number or immigration status. In this bulletin, you can read more about contact tracing, and find resources for individual community members and Eden Area small businesses who have been affected by COVID-19.
  • 08/05/2020  Alameda County to give stipends to some coronavirus victims  Alameda County will pay $1,250 to people diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home and self-isolate, if they meet certain qualifications. The pilot program, approved unanimously by county supervisors Tuesday, is intended to help curb the spread of the disease in Alameda County, which has seen its number of cases rise.The money would be paid to people diagnosed with COVID-19 who are not receiving unemployment benefits or paid sick leave.
  • 07/30/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (July 30, 2020)  The Trump Administration continues its endless attack on our immigrant community. President Trump's latest Executive Order attempting to exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census numbers used to divide up seats in the U.S. House of Representatives is unconstitutional, unfeasible, and immoral. In this bulletin, you can read more about participating in Census 2020, the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency's COVID-19 Response Strategy, and find resources to support low-income workers.
  • 07/21/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (July 21, 2020)  Last week, the State of California approved Alameda County's Variance Attestation application. With this approval, the Alameda County Public Health Officer released an updated order allowing the Oakland Zoo to reopen for outdoor activities and for outdoor dining to continue. While Alameda County's variance was approved, we have remained on the State's County Monitoring List due to a high positive COVID-19 case rate. As such, Alameda County has required places of worship to provide outdoor services only and has closed indoor malls. For additional guidance for places of worship or on retail and shopping, please visit http://acphd.org/2019-ncov.aspx.
  • 07/08/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (July 8, 2020)  In this edition of my COVID-19 Weekly Update, you can read more about an upcoming project, ALL IN Connects, which will bridge the emergency infrastructure to support Alameda County families and individuals in need during the COVID-19 crisis. As Alameda County residents continue to shelter in place, self-isolate, and self-quarantine, our community-based clinics and service providers will be even more integral in ensuring our most vulnerable residents are able to access the resources they need. ALL IN Connects and their partners are working together to determine how to utilize community-based strategies to ensure all Alameda County residents are able to access information and services to meet their basic needs, including food services, utilities support, cash assistance, access to protective equipment, and more.
  • 06/30/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (June 30, 2020)  On June 29, 2020, Alameda County paused its reopening plans for the time being. Due to an increase in positive tests and hospitalizations, the timeline for future reopening phases has been extended. It is crucial for our public health and economic recovery for Alameda County to reopen when the data show it is safe to do so. While we have made progress on increasing our testing and disease containment capacity, Alameda County Public Health officials have seen unfavorable trends in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. These trends - combined with alarming trends we see in other jurisdictions that have opened at a faster rate and the health disparities in our communities of color - are cause for slowing down Alameda County's reopening plan and continuing to closely monitor our data.
  • 06/24/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (June 24, 2020)  In this bulletin, you can read about contracting opportunities with the Alameda County Public Health Care Services Agency (HCSA), applying for the Pandemic EBT or Disaster Relief for Immigrants (DRAI) programs, and find additional resources for community members who have been affected by COVID-19.
  • 06/10/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (June 10, 2020)  Two free COVID-19 testing sites in District 3 are now open! The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD), City of San Leandro, and Eden Health District have partnered to open a free COVID-19 testing site at the Marina Community Center in San Leandro. La Clinica de la Raza has opened a free community testing site outside the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland. In this bulletin, you can read updates from ACPHD on the updated Shelter in Place orders and find resources for community members who have been affected by COVID-19.
  • 06/02/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (June 2, 2020)  The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) reminds residents that there are multiple ways to receive a COVID-19 test in the county, and encourages residents to visit the Testing for COVID-19 page for information on testing sites and guidance. In this bulletin, you can read about testing and contact tracing for COVID-19, find summer food access resources, and get information on virtual summer educational programs.
  • 05/27/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (May 27, 2020)  During times of crisis, we know our older adult populations face an increased risk for abuse and neglect. The COVID-19 pandemic has made our senior neighbors even more vulnerable to physical, emotional, and financial abuse, as well as more difficult to protect our elders from abuse and neglect. Additionally, many of Alameda County's older adults face additional hurdles to accessing food during the COVID-19 crisis. Going to the grocery stores and pharmacies increases the chance for exposure, which can be devastating for our high-risk neighbors. For some, the cost of delivery services creates an even greater barrier to accessing food and other essential supplies during this pandemic. In this bulletin, you can read more about resources for seniors who have been affected by COVID-19.
  • 05/19/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (May 19, 2020)  Small businesses are the cornerstones of our local economy and have faced many challenges in keeping their businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only have our small local businesses lost income due to the temporary closures, but their fixed costs remained in effect. In order to support our neighbors who are small business owners, many jurisdictions throughout Alameda County enacted eviction moratoriums for commercial tenants as well as residential. Last month, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors extended our eviction protections to commercial tenants in the unincorporated areas of the county. In addition to the unincorporated areas, the cities of Alameda, Oakland, and San Leandro have passed similar protections for commercial tenants. In this edition of my weekly update, you can read more about ways to support our community?s small businesses.
  • 05/13/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (May 13, 2020)  We know that race and socioeconomic status are factors that can determine one's overall health, and the inequities in our health and social safety net systems often lead to poorer health outcomes for our low-income neighbors and communities of color. Many individuals in either our communities of color or low-income neighborhoods are more likely to suffer from a chronic health condition and face systemic barriers to accessing affordable, quality health care. The COVID-19 crisis only exacerbates these disparities. I am proud to join Mayor Libby Schaaf, Assemblymember Rob Bonta, and Dr. Tony Iton of the California Endowment in co-chairing the Racial Disparities Task Force to address racial equity in our COVID-19 responses and long-term systems changes. I invite you to join us on Thursday, May 14th at 6 PM for the first Virtual Public Hearing of the Racial Disparities Task Force. Read this week's update for more information on attending.
  • 05/05/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (May 5, 2020)  In this bulletin, you can read updates from the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) and find resources for children, youth, and their families who have been affected by COVID-19.
  • 04/28/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (April 28, 2020)  The Shelter in Place order will be extended through May, although a few low-risk activities will see an easing in restrictions. Further details are forthcoming. While the Bay Area has made substantial progress in slowing the spread of COVID-19, it is imperative we continue our collective work to combat the virus and practice an abundance of caution in following safe hygiene and physical distancing guidelines. The Shelter in Place has been difficult for many of us, but we must continue following these guidelines to protect ourselves, our loved ones, our neighbors, and our community. Together, we can defeat COVID-19.In this bulletin, you can read updates from the Alameda County Public Health Department and find information on housing and food resources for community members who have been affected by COVID-19.
  • 04/21/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (April 21, 2020)  The COVID-19 pandemic is a stressful situation for many people in our community. Stress can present itself in many different ways, including but not limited to, anxiety, fear, grief, and anger. Additionally, the physical distance and isolation from our loved ones can cause feelings of loneliness and exacerbate feelings of stress and depression. As we all do our part to slow the spread of the virus, I encourage you to take care of your emotional and mental well-being during this unprecedented global crisis. This edition of my weekly bulletin provides a number of resources to help people cope with the stress, anxiety, and loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to mental health resources, this edition of my Weekly COVID-19 Updates provides information on how to create a safety plan, support a friend experiencing abuse in their home, and report domestic abuse during the Shelter in Place order.
  • 04/14/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (April 14, 2020)  With nearly 1 in 3 foreign-born residents - or over 526,000 individuals - Alameda County is home to a diverse immigrant and refugee community. Alameda County reaffirms its commitment to serving our immigrant communities. This edition of my weekly bulletin focuses on public and nonprofit resources available to our immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status or income. As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must do so with an equity lens and ensure that all of our neighbors receive the supports they need.
  • 04/07/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (April 7, 2020)  The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) recommends residents to cover their nose and mouth when leaving their homes for essential activities. The face coverings do not have to be hospital grade but need to cover the nose and mouth. Acceptable face coverings can be made from a variety of cloth materials, bandanas, scarves, t-shirts, sweatshirts or towels. We do not recommend that the public use medical masks (N-95 or surgical masks), which are in limited supply and must be preserved for our health care workers and pre-hospital transport providers. Medical masks should be reserved for health care workers and first responders. In this bulletin, you can read additional updates from the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD), find information about resources for unsheltered individuals in unincorporated Alameda County, and guidance for preventing eviction during the Shelter in Place order.
  • 06/20/2018  Alameda County officials speak out against border separations  Before and after President Donald Trump announced plans to halt the separating of undocumented children from their parents, a debate about the policy raged across the San Francisco Bay Area. On Wednesday, Alameda County supervisors spoke out strongly in opposition during a press conference in Oakland. 'We think it is wrong to criminalize entire population of children based on their national origin and based on their language,' said Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, a second-generation American. 'We do need immigration reform, a bi-partisan bill that provides a path to citizenship and protects our children.'
  • 06/20/2018  Supervisor Wilma Chan and Colleagues Condemn Trump Border Policy  In Alameda County, one in three residents are immigrants, and over half of children in Alameda County live in families with at least one parent who is an immigrant. 'Alameda County is proud to welcome all immigrants into our community,' said Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan. 'The fact that children are being ripped from their parents' arms, children being moved around the country far from their parents, and being kept in cages is abhorrent.' Chan added, 'We are no longer talking about immigration policy. We are talking about the well-being of the vulnerable children and their parents. We need this President to stop separating families immediately.' Close to 6,000 migrant children have been separated from their parents after crossing the southern U.S. border since April, when Trump administration adopted a 'zero-tolerance' policy.
  • 11/16/2017  Avoiding False Choices: Preserving the Entire Health Care Safety-Net is Essential(88KB) Alameda County's Fight for Medi-Cal released the following statement in response to the ongoing federal FY18 budget negotiations and tax reform debate. Our health is our wealth. As Congress rushes to seal deals on the federal budget and tax reform, we must insist they avoid false choices between health programs worth "saving" and those not. The agencies and services that make up our health care safety-net constitute an integrated whole reflective of our communities' values and commitments. When Congress pulls apart threads to make short-term deals, they create gaps in the safety-net that undermine community health and drive up costs in the long-term.
  • 10/19/2017  Prescribing food to improve health in Alameda County  East Oakland resident Sherrie Lowe didn't believe her 9-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter would ever come to love broccoli, or any vegetables for that matter. That changed when for four months, boxes of fresh produce and whole grains were delivered to the family. Now the children won't stop asking her to cook them vegetables, Lowe said. Lowe's family took part in a study by UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and All In Alameda County, which provided them with weekly food boxes from Dig Deep Farms and the Alameda County Community Food Bank as well as recipes and cooking instructions.
  • 05/09/2017  My Word: Immigrants not seeking medical care is a public health issue  Community health and wellness rely on people feeling safe when accessing care and services. When residents feel safe, they proactively engage in all efforts to keep their families and communities healthy. Sickness and disease do not distinguish between those with or without documents. That is why we stand against anything that presses members in our community to make the false choice between the risk of deportation and health. When a significant portion of our community avoids health care, the fragile barrier between illness and wellness is easily breached.
  • 02/28/2017  New Alameda County website launched to fight Obamacare repeal  Alameda County launched a new website, www.FightForMediCal.org, to educate residents about how their health care benefits would be hurt by Trump administration proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act, take action, and share their story about how the ACA has helped them.

Archived News

  • 12/22/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (December 22, 2020)  As the winter holiday season comes to an end, I want to thank each of you for the many sacrifices you have made in 2020 to help Alameda County beat COVID-19, protect our community, and recover our economy. I know it is incredibly difficult to physically distance from our loved ones during the holiday season, but we will get through this together if we continue to do our part to fight the spread of COVID-19. This month the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered to high-risk healthcare workers in Alameda County, and thousands of additional doses are on the way. While there is a lot of hard work still ahead, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel. Please continue to be safe during this pandemic so we may gather in-person once again in 2021. In this bulletin, you can find updates from the Alameda County Public Health Department and information on the federal COVID-19 relief bill.
  • 12/15/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (December 15, 2020)  The CA Notify app is now available for Californians to opt-in to receive COVID-19 exposure alerts directly to their smartphones. Android users can download the CA Notify app from the Google Play Store, and iPhone users can enable CA Notify in their device's settings. Through the CA Notify app, users will be notified if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The CA Notify app is an added layer of contact tracing designed to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. All information is confidential and you must opt-in to receive notifications. No location data or personally identifiable information is ever collected, stored or transmitted. In this week's bulletin, you can read more about opting-in to CA Notify, information on protecting yourself from COVID-19 during both the holiday and flu seasons, and find resources for those who have been impacted by COVID-19.
  • 09/09/2020  Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19 (September 9, 2020)  In this bulletin, you can read updates on the Alameda County Shelter in Place Order and find resources for community members who have been affected by COVID-19.
  • 01/25/2017  My Word: Must work together to eliminate lead poisoning  Lead levels in our children rival that of Flint, Mich. Though unlike Flint, exposure in Oakland comes from the impacts of lead-based paint. With 5,000 children under the age of 6 living in the Fruitvale, and many more citywide at risk, we need to take quick action. In this article, I suggest five immediate steps on which the city, county, and state, working with residents, can collaborate.
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