Regional Partnerships to Tackle Health Issues
Mayor Arreguin recognizes that the social determinants of health cross city and county boundaries, and solutions to health problems in Berkeley must necessarily involve partners locally and regionally.
That's why in February 2017, the Mayor's office reconvened the Local and Regional Health Task Force to envision and identify what our collaborative next steps will be for the year. Over twenty local and regional health institutions, agencies, commissions, representatives of elected officials, and interested parties are participating.
The Task Force is seeking solutions to health inequities and health challenges through interdisciplinary partnerships in the community, in the City of Berkeley and in the region of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, including working to keep Alta Bates hospital and emergency room open beyond 2030.
Task Force Members
Organizations on the task force include:
- Healthy Black Families
- LifeLong Medical Center
- UCSF and UC Berkeley
- Partnerships for Trauma Recovery
- Age Friendly Berkeley
- Berkeley Free Clinic
- California Nurses Association
- Alta Bates
- Kaiser Permanente
Representatives of regional governments include:
- Berkeley’s Public Health Division, Housing and Community Services, Mental Health Division, Community Health Commission, and Auditor’s Office
- Berkeley Unified School District
- Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative
- Alameda County Health Care Services