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Labor-Management Health Care Committee

Members

County Administrator Susan Muranishi
Human Resource Services Mary Welch
Auditor-Controller Pat O'Connell
Sheriff Gregory Ahern
Undersheriff Rich Lucia
County Counsel Richard Winnie
Chief Assistant County Counsel Donna Ziegler
District Attorney Nancy O'Malley
Special Assistant to the CAO Dave Kears
Health Care Director Alex Briscoe
County Public Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis
Social Services Agency Director Yolanda Baldovinos
General Services Agency Director Aki Nakao
Interim Chief Probation Officer Dennis Handis
Asst. Chief Probation Officer Bill Fenton
Public Works Director Daniel Woldesenbet
ACMEA Alan Elnick
SEIU 1021 Fran Jefferson
SEIU 1021 Fred Beal
IFPTE Local 21 Bob Britton
PPOA Dave French
PPOA Jim Watson
Teamsters Joe Martinelli
Teamsters Cleveland Prince
Welfare Fraud (ACWFIA) Dave Gossman
Union of American Physicians & Dentists Patricia Hernandez
DSA Jon Rudolph
DSA Dave Swim
DSA David Harris
IAFF Local 55 John Torres
Bldg & Const. Trades Council Mary Helen Morman

In January 2010, the Board of Supervisors formed a Labor-Management Health Care Committee composed of the County Administrator, Department and Agency Heads, and Labor Leaders. The primary objectives of this Committee are to:

  • Improve the health and the quality of life of employees,
  • Recommend risk reduction, health promotion and other health initiatives directly to the Board of Supervisors to manage future healthcare costs of the County, our employees and retirees.
  • Explore and analyze other potential healthcare cost reduction strategies and
  • Evaluate the ongoing effectiveness of Board-directed cost saving measures.

Like many organizations, Alameda County faces serious issues regarding health care costs. Neither the County nor employees and retirees can afford ongoing health care increases that are consistently three times both wages and inflationary increases on an annual basis.

Helping reduce health care costs is a responsibility we all share. We believe it is in all of our interests to have a healthy workforce. As a result, the Labor-Management Health Care Committee with the support of the Board of Supervisors is pursuing new initiatives to improve health, support wellness and reduce health care risks.

The Committee is working collaboratively with the Risk Management Division in the County Administrator’s Office, the Employee Benefits Division in Human Resource Services and the Public Health Department to enhance current Wellness programs and efforts and to develop new initiatives. Two current efforts are briefly described below:

  1. A redesign of the Alameda County Wellness Website, including a new logo and tagline: "Wellness Works @ Alameda County".
  2. A Wellness, Weight Management and Diabetes Risk Pilot Program in conjunction with Kaiser Permanente and three pilot departments (Sheriff’s Department, Social Services Agency and Health Care Services Agency).

Please feel free to contact any member of the Labor-Management Health Care Committee for ideas and feedback you have on Wellness issues or programs.

Thank you for your interest and support!

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