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.
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:
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.