Why is transforming our own organization an important part of achieving health equity?
Transforming our own health department is an essential component of achieving health equity. We are actively working to strengthen our staff and organizational capacity to address health inequities. This includes ensuring our internal work is rooted in the principals of social justice and that our organizational culture supports staff in being innovative, creative, passionate, and accountable. Building our internal capacity helps us develop strong partnerships, engage in policy change, conduct innovative data collection and analysis, ensure our programs and services meet the needs of communities, and work in true partnership with communities in Alameda County.