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Alameda County to give stipends to some coronavirus victims

Alameda County will pay $1,250 to people diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home and self-isolate, if they meet certain qualifications. The pilot program, approved unanimously by county supervisors Tuesday, is intended to help curb the spread of the disease in Alameda...

Statement from Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan on Police Brutality

As an American citizen, I mourn the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Oscar Grant and the countless other innocent Black Americans that have been lost to police brutality. The nationwide flood of grief, pain, and anger we have witnessed in...

Alameda County officials speak out against border separations

Before and after President Donald Trump announced plans to halt the separating of undocumented children from their parents, a debate about the policy raged across the San Francisco Bay Area. On Wednesday, Alameda County supervisors spoke out strongly in opposition...

Supervisor Wilma Chan and Colleagues Condemn Trump Border Policy

In Alameda County, one in three residents are immigrants, and over half of children in Alameda County live in families with at least one parent who is an immigrant. 'Alameda County is proud to welcome all immigrants into our community,' said Alameda County Supervisor...

Prescribing food to improve health in Alameda County

East Oakland resident Sherrie Lowe didn't believe her 9-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter would ever come to love broccoli, or any vegetables for that matter. That changed when for four months, boxes of fresh produce and whole grains were delivered to the family....

My Word: Immigrants not seeking medical care is a public health issue

Community health and wellness rely on people feeling safe when accessing care and services. When residents feel safe, they proactively engage in all efforts to keep their families and communities healthy. Sickness and disease do not distinguish between those with or...

Press Releases

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS PASSES ORDINANCE PERMITTING MICROENTERPRISE HOME KITCHEN OPERATIONS IN ALAMEDA COUNTY

05/04/2021

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to approve the first reading of an ordinance that permits Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations (MEHKO) throughout the County with the exception of Berkeley, which has already passed a similar measure. The new ordinance, championed by Supervisor Wilma Chan and Board President Keith Carson in partnership with nonprofit home cooking proponent The Cook Alliance, would allow residents to prepare, cook, and sell food in their community from a private home kitchen.

SUPERVISOR CHAN, CITY OF ALAMEDA CELEBRATE LAUNCH OF MOBILE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

3/22/2021

On Wednesday, March 24, Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan will join with Alameda Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, School Board Vice-President Jennifer Williams, and representatives from the City’s Early Learning Community Network (ELCN) to commemorate the launch of the Network’s new mobile Family Resource Center (FRC). The event is the culmination of a year-long, multi-stakeholder collaboration that required rapid changes and programmatic adjustments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ALL IN FOOD AS MEDICINE PROGRAM LAUNCHES NEW SITE AT LIFELONG MEDICAL CARE HEALTH CENTER

01/28/2021

ALL IN Alameda County (ALL IN) has announced the most recent expansion of its Food as Medicine initiative with the February 1st launch of a new site at Lifelong Medical Care (LLMC). This innovative partnership will further the program’s goal of linking food systems and healthcare resources to improve health outcomes in underserved communities throughout Alameda County.

SUPERVISOR WILMA CHAN, CITY OF SAN LEANDRO ANNOUNCE FREE FLU VACCINATION CLINIC

12/16/2020

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan and the City of San Leandro today announced a one-day seasonal flu shot clinic at the San Leandro Senior Community Center. The clinic, which will offer free flu shots to residents of San Leandro and nearby municipalities, will be providing vaccinations on Wednesday, December 16th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

SUPERVISOR CHAN FACILITATES DONATION OF 6,000 SURGICAL MASKS TO HIGHLAND HOSPITAL

04/22/2020

In response to the urgent need for medical supplies resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian Real Estate Association of America Greater East Bay (AREAA GEB) is donating 6,000 surgical face masks to the Frontline Heroes at Highland Hospital.

SUPERVISORS CHAN & CARSON PROPOSE TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS CAUSED BY COVID-19

03/17/2020

Supervisors Wilma Chan and Keith Carson today introduced a directive for County staff to create an ordinance providing a temporary 30-day moratorium on evictions in the Unincorporated Areas of Alameda County resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

SUPERVISOR WILMA CHAN URGES IMMIGRANTS TO EMPOWER THEMSELVES WITH FACTS ABOUT PUBLIC CHARGE

02/18/2020 

New Rule Could Cause Confusion about Benefits, Increase Family Separations in Immigrant Communities.

SUPERVISOR WILMA CHAN ANNOUNCED PASSAGE OF TOBACCO RETAIL LICENSE ORDINANCE IN ALAMEDA COUNTY

12/18/2019

New Ordinance is One of the Strongest in California, Bans the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products in Unincorporated Areas.

SUPERVISOR WILMA CHAN CONDEMNS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION POLICY CHANGE TARGETING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

08/14/2019 

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan today denounced an impending Trump Administration policy change that would maliciously penalize legal immigrants seeking permanent residency for utilizing indispensable government benefit programs.

SUPERVISOR CHAN COMMEMORATES LAUNCH OF OAKLAND SAFE CAR PARKING PROGRAM

03/18/2019

In response to the continued homeless crisis in Oakland, the Interfaith Council of Alameda County created a program structure that will allow for four safe parking sites at Oakland churches.

SUPERVISOR WILMA CHAN PROPOSES RESOLUTION URGING ELIMINATION OF NEW TITLE X REGULATIONS

03/07/2019 

A resolution authored by Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan requests that the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rescind recently-adopted Title X regulations is scheduled to go before the Board of Supervisors on March 12, 2019.

SUPERVISOR WILMA CHAN TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON IMPACTS OF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ON ALAMEDA COUNTY RESIDENTS

01/22/2019 

With the shutdown entering its fourth week and no progress in negotiations, several essential services relied upon by tens of thousands of County residents may go unfunded in the coming weeks.

SUPERVISOR WILMA CHAN THANKS COMMUNITY PARTNERS AT THE OPENING OF CITY OF ALAMEDA WINTER WARMING SHELTER

12/19/2018 

As we enter the coldest months of the year, ensuring the safety and comfort of our most vulnerable citizens remains critically important throughout Alameda County. 

SUPERVISOR WILMA CHAN REMINDS RESIDENTS OF DEADLINE TO COMMENT ON CHANGES TO 'PUBLIC CHARGE' PROPOSAL

12/05/2018 

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan today reminded County residents that they have five days left to comment on a proposed federal rule change that would negatively impact the health and well-being of immigrants legally residing in the United States.

Media

Human Impact Budget: Sharon Rhinehart’s Story

(December 19, 2013)

Connecting Kids to Coverage: California

(courtesy of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

Save Adult Day Health Care in California

(courtesy of M.E. Lampkin Media Services)