Health Initiatives

About Us

The City of Richmond Health Initiatives team works with departments on implementing actions identified in the 
Community Health and Wellness Element of the Richmond General Plan 2030 and promotes systems and policy changes that support the development of healthy neighborhoods. The team aims to build the City and community's capacity to improve health outcomes and promote health equity. The team is comprised of staff from various City departments and works with key partners to reduce health disparities in Richmond.

Get Covered Richmond! Health Care Enrollment Event

Do you know what health care options are available to you for 2018? Do you need help to re-enroll or enroll for the first time in health care coverage? Join us on Saturday, January 20th for a special event to make sure you have the right coverage for the year ahead! The Affordable Care Act is STILL here, which means you still have several options for care that fit you and your family, such as:
  • Covered CA in the Gold, Silver, or Bronze category. 90% of people who apply get financial aid.
  • Medi-Cal coverage if you qualify! Youth under 19 can get coverage under Medi-Cal.
  • Contra Costa Cares, a program of basic medical services available to county residents REGARDLESS of age, condition, or immigration status.
Date/Time: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Location: City of Richmond Recreation Complex, 3230 Macdonald Avenue Richmond, CA 94804

Please RSVP Online

Things you'll need to bring with you:
- Piece of mail should be an actual household or credit card bill.
- Paystubs for at least 2 months. Taxes of 2016.
- Identity: Photo ID, driver’s license, or U.S. passport for each adult applying.

The Open Enrollment Deadline for Covered CA is January 31, 2018. 
If you have any questions you can email or call (510) 620-6606.

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Air Pollution Complaints (BAAQMD)

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) receives over 12,000 air pollution complaints each year from members of the public. Community members are keenly aware of air pollution events and often provide the first warning of air quality problems. Satisfactory resolution of complaints is one of the most important objectives of Air District staff.

Examples of complaints include dust or chemical air pollutants emitted by industrial plants, refineries, neighborhood businesses, gas station nozzles, idling trucks, locomotives and buses; and smoke from agricultural fires, controlled burns, non-cooking backyard fires and outdoor trash burning.

To file a complaint, complete an online complaint form or call BAAQMD's 24-hour toll-free hotline at: 

1-800-334-ODOR (6367)

For more information, visit BAAQMD online.

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BAAQMD Complaint Page

Health in All Policies (HiAP) 

The City of Richmond continues its leadership in working towards health equity exemplified by the recent adoption of a Health in All Polices (HiAP) strategy and ordinance by the Richmond City Council. The HiAP strategy sets a framework of collaboration within city departments as well as with community based organizations and other government agencies to address community health, equity and sustainability in Richmond. Through this lens, Health in All Policies is both a practice and destination.

For more information on Health in All Policies (HiAP), please click here.


Richmond Health Equity Partnership (RHEP)

The RHEP is building on successful investments by 
The California Endowment in Richmond as one of 14 communities in California selected as part of the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) program. The Building Healthy Communities program Is a 10-year, $1 billion program of The California Endowment. The 14 communities across the state are taking action to make where they live healthier. 

For more information on the Richmond Health Equity Partnership (RHEP), please click here.
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