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.
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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.
October 2021 – Alameda County was awarded a Department of Housing and Urban Development Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program Grant in the amount of $6.5 million. The grant will support technical assistance to plan, develop and implement a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness.
Over the next 3 months, the Youth Action Board, Health Care Services Agency’s Office of Homeless Care and Coordination, Social Services Agency, Community Development Agency and our Continuum of Care supported bywill engage diverse stakeholders in an intensive youth led community planning process to design a Coordinated Community Plan for Alameda County.
ALL IN remains committed to supporting transitional aged youth who have experienced housing insecurity and homelessness to be whole and healthy advocates for their lives and needs as well as working with our systems partners in ensuring that decision makers are looking to youth for their wisdom and advising on what they need thrive.
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
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Steven Chen, speaks with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra.
Image source: Rebekah Kharrazi
September 2021 – On September 1, ALL IN Recipe4Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Steven Chen, presented at the House Rules Committee Roundtable on Food as Medicine. This event highlighted the reality of food insecurity and its impact in America and outlined steps that Congress and the Biden administration could take to equitably combat it. As one of the roundtable panelists, Dr. Chen shared his experience with Recipe4Health, preliminary research from this work, and possible solutions to help guide the committee to address food/nutrition insecurity, chronic disease, and health and racial equity.
July 2021 – ALL IN’s Recipe4Health initiative (formerly Food as Medicine) won a competitive National Association of Counties Achievement Award for Best in Health. Out of 844 total entries from associations across 28 states, Recipe4Health (R4H) was recognized in the Health category for its outstanding commitment to transforming health care in Alameda County.
April 2021 – The 2021 – 2024 Strategic Plan was approved at our April 2021 ALL IN Steering Committee. ALL IN’s operations for the next three years will be directed by this plan.