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National Bike Month is Here!
Biking is a great option for your health, the environment, and your wallet! Bike to Work Day 2015 is Thursday, May 14, and National Bike Month Activities are going on throughout May. Visit the City's Environmental Initiatives page to find out more!

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Health in All Policies Ordinance Adopted!
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 City of Richmond recognizes that health equity is an issue that stretches far beyond the doctor’s office. Health in All Policies (HiAP), or “healthy public policy,” is based on the idea that health starts with where people live, work, learn, and play and that community health is influenced by more than just individual choices. One’s physical and social environment and local government decisions that shape these environments, all play a role in influencing human health. 

View the Health in All Policies Press Release available for immediate release. 

To learn more about HiAP and view the ordinance and Strategy document, please visit our Health in All Policies webpage.

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"City services through the prism of health"

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Richmond Plans for a More Healthy Future Read the article

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.

Key partners include Contra Costa Health Services, WCCUSD, and UC Berkeley.

Funding and support provided by
The California Endowment

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