Labor-Management Health Care Committee
|County Administrator||Susan Muranishi|
|Human Resource Services||Mary Welch|
|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|
|SEIU 1021||Fran Jefferson|
|SEIU 1021||Fred Beal|
|IFPTE Local 21||Bob Britton|
|Welfare Fraud (ACWFIA)||Dave Gossman|
|Union of American Physicians & Dentists||Patricia Hernandez|
|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:
- A redesign of the Alameda County Wellness Website, including a new logo and tagline: "Wellness Works @ Alameda County".
- 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!