Health & Mental Health Resources
Advocating for Healthy Communities
A Guide to Building Healthy Streets: Use ChangeLab's guide to turn a Complete Streets policy into action! This resource discusses five key steps for effective Complete Streets implementation, highlighting the role staff can play during each step. Start collaborating to achieve your community’s policy goals and create healthier streets.
- The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is working to update the General Plan Guidelines (GPG).
It includes new sections
on how cities and counties can promote health and equity in future
development. These guidelines have the potential to impact health in many
ways, such as encouraging the availability of healthy foods, promoting active
transportation, and identifying housing needs.
Mental Health Resources
MHSOAC FY2014-15 Annual Plan Update Instructions (.pdf)
- Learn exactly what counties are required to include in
their annual plan updates for Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds,
including how they are required to involve stakeholders and community
partners like family strengthening organizations, representatives of
underserved populations, and more.
Healthcare Reform Information and Updates
Healthcare Literacy Resources
For resources on health literacy see How to Use Your Marketplace Coverage and From Coverage to Care (especially their booklet, "A Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You.")
Learn more on our Healthcare Literacy page.
Healthcare for All Children in California
Medi-Cal is available to ALL low-income children in California, regardless of immigration status. Find tools and more information at Health4AllKids.org.
Empower Individuals to Make Health Happen In Their Communities
Health Happens Here is a new way of thinking about what
makes a community healthy. It challenges us to look beyond doctor visits and
diets to the root causes of good or poor health. It also reminds us that
everyone has a role in making health happen in their own community. Find out more about Health Happens Here. If you are a CFRA member you can access Health Happens Here resources in CFRA's Member Forum.