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Alameda County Community Data

Alameda County Public Health Departments Health & Social Equity: This website details causes of inequities, local initiatives tackling these issues, frameworks to use for better comprehension, and relevant data & reports.

Park Connections Report: Increasing Access for Bay Area Youth

The Health of Alameda County Cities and Places: A report for the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, 2010. Published by Community Assessment, Planning, Education, and Evaluation Unit (CAPE), Alameda County Public Health Department.

Are Foreclosures Making Us Sick? Rebuilding Neighborhoods, Restoring Health

His Health: Alameda County Male Health Status Report 2010

The report provides a detailed description of men’s health status by examining a range of health and social indicators among males in Alameda County. Specifically, the report seeks to understand why males of color often have poor health outcomes, how this phenomenon influences family and community health, and what can be done to address it. A useful tool which includes policy recommendations.

Published by: Alameda County Public Health Dept., Community Assessment, Planning, Education, and Evaluation (CAPE) Unit

West Oakland

West Oakland Social & Demographic Characteristics Report 2005

West Oakland Youth Survey Presented by LaToya at May BBC meeting.

Community Data Snapshots – West Oakland & Ashland/Cherryland 05.28.10 Presented by Tammy Lee at May BBC meeting.


Ashland Youth Photovoice Presentation Final Presented by Tammy Lee at May BBC meeting.

Community Data Snapshots – West Oakland & Ashland/Cherryland 05.28.10 Presented by Tammy Lee at May BBC meeting.

Health Equity Presentations, Conference Materials, and Toolkits

NACCHO (National Association of County and City Health Officials)’s Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Toolkit, featuring:

Before, Between, and Beyond Pregnancy : the “national preconception curriculum and resource guide for clinicians”.

Savings and Assets Over the Life Course: Ray Boshara, New America Foundation, November 2010. This paper argues that public policies to promote savings and asset building should be conceptualized and advanced with a “life course” perspective.

“A New Way to Talk About the Social Determinants of Health,” The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Health starts where we live, learn, work, and play (and other messages that will help you communicate why the social determinants of health affect all of us).

Listen to the Webinar

Social Determinants of Health Messaging Guide

Building Blocks Sept 10

Building Blocks Symposium – September 10, 2009

Tony Iton, “We Each Have a Role: Health & Social Equity in Alameda County”

Over the last fifty years, health in Alameda County has improved for everyone, but the gap between those who enjoy the best health and those who do not is widening. We see differences in health status by place (where people live), race, and income. Dr. Tony Iton’s main points are:

1. What lies behind health inequities are social inequities.

2. Our current operating logic of providing individual services is simplistic and not enough to address the inequities.

3. Intervention during early childhood is critical to achieving health equity

4. We have to approach this problem from many perspectives

Dr. Iton’s eye-opening presentation challenges us to think about how why inequities exist and how we could structure our system differently.

Tony Iton Full Presentation

Michael Lu, “Reinventing Maternal and Child Health: A Life Course Perspective”

Michael Lu Full Presentation

Mario Drummonds, “Achieving Health Equity in Alameda County: Strategic Intent, Reinventing MCH & Advancing Upstream”

Mario Drummonds Full Presentation

Best Practice Reports

Best practice reports were compiled by our Building Blocks partners to share strategies of successful interventions in their sectors.  These reports will be used to inform our demonstration projects and ongoing collaborative action, but can also be used to advance your work in your own agency!

Educational Health

[Organized by outcome. Compiled by ACPHD staff for internal Life Course work]

  • Increased performance summary
  • Increased graduation summary
  • Decreased mental impairment summary
  • Decreased grade repetition summary
  • Decreased dropout rate summary
  • College (higher college track, 4 yr, etc) summary
  • Increased cognitive development at 12, 24 & 36 months summary
  • Increased enrollment in secondary school summary

Economic Health

Money Saavy Youth – report

Money Savvy Youth – program description

Alternative Refund Anticipation Loans – best practice report

Alternative Refund Anticipation Loans – 10.29.09 Public DRAFT

Children’s Savings Accounts

Environmental Health

Parks Playgrounds Active Living Synthesis

Social & Health Benefits of Trees and Green Spaces

Children & Nature Network – health benefits of contact with outdoors

Physical Health

Women & Infants Medi-Cal Enrollment Project – best practice report

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