A healthy, vibrant, and Resilient Alameda County
Since 2014, ALL IN Alameda County (ALL IN) has been a strong and innovative force addressing issues of poverty through collaboration across sectors and with community. ALL IN’s three areas of focus are
- Basic needs. All families in Alameda County must be able to meet their basic needs for shelter, food, healthcare, and safety.
- Economic development. All families in Alameda County must be able to earn an income that allows for self-sufficiency and asset building.
- Quality education. All families in Alameda County must be able to obtain a quality education that positions the next generation for academic and economic success.
Check out “What’s New” with ALL IN Alameda County.
June 2022 – The Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved the transfer of ALL IN Alameda County staff to the Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA), and Recipe4Health and Youth Action Board to the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA). Under SSA, the ALL IN staff will continue strategic and collaborative work to advance the mission of eradicating poverty in alignment with SSA’s mission to promote the economic and social well-being of individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities. The integration of initiatives launched by ALL IN into the County system exemplifies the late-Supervisor Wilma Chan’s founding vision for ALL IN to incubate and transform community-based ideas into sustainable programs and policies.
February 2022 – ALL IN Alameda County, in partnership with the Hellman Foundation, and reimagine collective published a report on how four grassroots organizations in Oakland, CA organically came together to hold space for their communities at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. From this collaborative work, these organizations collectively urge funders, government, other grassroots organizations, and community to reimagine how they work towards social change. ALL IN hosted a funders briefing on February 9th sharing concrete ways in which stakeholders can rethink the distribution of resources and reconceptualize the way collaboration happens. Click the button on to read the report. The zoom recording of the webinar will be posted shortly.
November-December 2021 – Healthy Food Champtions (HFCs) are community residents who have a passion for promoting health. To promote the model across other communities, the HFC in partnership with ALL IN developed a HFC toolkit and brochure. In November 2021, the HFCs presented to the Contra Costa and Solano County Promotoras. In December 2021, the HFCs presented at the Fruitvale, San Antonio Neighborhood Steering Committee.
October 2021 – On October 29, Supervisor Wilma Chan, Alameda County District 3, convened a visit and facilitated a discussion with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13), ALL IN Alameda County Chief Medical Officer Dr. Steven Chen, and community partners at Native American Health Center (NAHC) to learn how community partnerships are being leveraged to strengthen the health and wellness safety net through the COVID response and beyond.
Dr. Chen highlighted how Alameda County’s Recipe4Health initiative creates intentional partnerships between healthcare (clinics), community-based organizations (health coaches), and food systems (farms) to improve outcomes and processes across these sectors. Dr. Chen shared how this model can be scaled across the nation, building bridges between pre-existing work in these three sectors.
Supervisor Wilma Chan and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra pose for a picture with Native American Health Center staff.
Image source: Native American Health Center