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Health Equity Now! 2019 Conference

Health Equity Now! 2019 Conference

Health Equity Now!  How Race, Place and Health Connects in San Mateo County conference was held on April 22nd, 2019.  The conference aimed to build awareness of the social and structural determinants of health and health equity in San Mateo County.  Over 100 county staff, community based organization and community organizers came together to learn about local health equity issues impacting communities and challenges in addressing healthinequities.

Missed the conference?  Check out the resources, slide decks, and handouts shared during the conference.  We’ve also included a list of how to get informed, involved and take action to advance health equity in San Mateo County.


Keynote speaker: Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative

Educational sessions: Education, Employment, and Income

School Suspension and the Unintended Consequences

Trauma and Learning: Using Disability Law to Provide Equal Access to Education for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

EMS Corps: Creating a Career Pathway to Health and Public Safety

Project Change: Bridging the Gap from Incarceration to Education

Educational sessions: Criminal Justice, Civic and Social Engagement

Criminalization and Incarceration Harm our Health

Internal Empowerment: Communities Healing Themselves from the Inside Out Utilizing New Opportunities in Policy Reform Efforts

Educational sessions: Transportation and Mobility

Health and Transportation: Transportation Equity Allied Movement (TEAMC)

Resources: Continued reading, local coalitions and organizations


Questions? Concerns? Please reach out to conference organizers:

  • Gregg Zaire, Redwood City 2020 and Sequoia Union High School District
  • Kathy Reyes, Behavioral Health & Recovery Services, Community Health Promotion Unit 
  • Heather Arata, Health Policy and Planning, Get Healthy San Mateo County  
  • Frances Lobos, Office of Diversity and Equity, Behavioral Health & Recovery Services