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Outcome 2 - Families have improved access to a "health home" that supports healthy behaviors. Major public and community systems have prioritized this outcome by making investments to increase access to health homes. This reality create opportunities for  EOBHC to leverage Alameda County’s collaboration with the City of Oakland and Oakland Unified School District to continue to create School-Based Health Centers.  And EOBHC can seek to augment the healthcare and mental health services provided by other existing East Oakland community-based clinics.


Outcome 4 - Residents live in communities with health-promoting land use, transportation and community developments. There are many efforts underway to address East Oakland residents’ health status, low access to healthy food retail, and the physical state of the neighborhoods. There are growing movements prioritizing the creation of neighborhood Farmer’s Markets and promoting urban agriculture and gardening. Tactics such as these combat the community’s lack of access to healthy places to live, work, and play. 


Outcome 5 - Children and families are safe from violence in their homes and neighborhoods. Among ranked citiesrepresenting parolee and probation localities, East Oakland zip codes rank the highest among those in Alameda County. A focus on the re-entry population that supports their reintegration into the community is a key factor of success for  the EOBHC plan. Family violence is also an area of concern. Community violence can’t be positively impacted without acknowledging and addressing violence in homes. Local enforcement and business are joining forces to create alternatives to violence along with new opportunities for East Oakland’s youth. 


Outcome 8 - Community health improvements are linked to economic development.A healthier East Oakland requires living wage employment options, and maximizing public sector supports to stabilize residents. East Oakland’s high unemployment rate is compounded by the deserted economic landscape, which has led to a burdened welfare system. East Oakland is currently creating another generation of residents who live in poverty, who know fewer adults that are employed, and who are likely not to be employable adults without adequate educational attainment. The EOBHC plan seeks to interrupt this cycle of poverty and disenfranchisement.


Cross-cutting - Outcome 9 - Health gaps for boys and young men of color are narrowed. EOBHC knows all too well about the staggering negative impacts of systemic and structural racism, and centuries of disenfranchisement and neglect on low-income communities of color. Representing almost half of the population, by almost every measure, men and boys of color have significantly and steadily represented the hardest impacted. EOBHC will employ each strategy in the 10-year plan with the understanding that the plight of men and boys of color in East Oakland, will not improve unless there are targeted efforts to do so.

Julio Zaldivar,
Jul 27, 2012, 5:31 PM