News & Announcements
- 07/11/2014 Report finds overweight, obesity costing Alameda County billions Obesity in Alameda County is costing our families both economically and in quality of life. A new report I commissioned reveals that nearly 70 percent of seniors, more than half of adults and a third of school-age children in Alameda County are overweight or obese, costing taxpayers billions of dollars each year. Diabetes and other such disorders were among the 10 most common reasons for children to be hospitalized in Alameda County. Improving nutritional services in our schools and accessibility to healthy foods in our community will help us fight this public health challenge.
- 01/09/2014 Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan Launches New War on Poverty on 50th Anniversary of President Johnson's War on Poverty Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan unveiled her strategy to launch a "New War on Poverty" in Alameda County on the 50th Anniversary of President Johnson's War on Poverty. At a news event in Oakland, she and a team of local experts outlined the next generation of poverty fighting tactics based on lessons learned during the past 50 years. She also unveiled a new effort to use new technologies, including the first-of-its-kind Human Impact Budget website, to help end increasing poverty rates. Visit the new Alameda County Human Impact Budget website to experience the stories, get the facts and take action including sharing your own story and ideas of how to fight the New War on Poverty at https://www.acgov.org/hib/
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