Across California and the country, a growing number of health departments are working to uncover and combat the root causes of health inequities by focusing on social issues like education, housing and poverty. In 2017, San Mateo County Health System’s Health, Policy, and Planning Program was recognized at the “Advancing Health Equity Awards 2017,” sponsored by The California Endowment. Their innovative health equity work includes partnering with the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI), an organization dedicated to promoting policy change that makes our communities more just and equitable for young people, especially young people of color. Join PHI’s Berkeley Media Studies Group as we talk to Shireen Malekafzali, Senior Manager for Policy, Planning, and Equity at San Mateo County Health System, and Eduardo “Lalo” Gonzalez, Program Manager at YLI, to learn more about their work, especially about their thoughts on how their partnership helps them build better communication strategies for their health equity work.
Want to learn more about the amazing work happening in San Mateo? Check out this case study from Berkeley Media Studies Group.
Registration is free and closed captioning is available to all attendees. This event is recommended for anyone working in public health, including: local and state health departments, non-profit organizations, advocacy, business, community-based organizations, education, faith-based organizations, hospitals/health systems, insurance, housing, harm reduction, and other interested parties.