Richmond

Background

Background

The Richmond Building Healthy Communities site—also known as Healthy Richmond—is home to over 46,000 residents living in Central, Southern, and North Richmond neighborhoods. While this urban community has long struggled with high unemployment, low educational attainment, and environmental injustices, its deep history of activism, rich diversity, and strong spirit of resilience underscores an appetite for progressive innovation. Healthy Richmond is bringing together youth and adult residents, as well as community and civic organizations to create hope and opportunity for children, youth, and families.

Richmond Community

Quick Facts

Quick Facts

Focus Areas

Focus Areas

Residents and partners in Healthy Richmond are driving change across many systems and issues. The map below gives a snapshot of the breadth of their actions (click the boxes under each category to learn more), followed by more information on the top four priorities for the coming year.

Health Happens in Schools
School Climate
Health Happens in Schools
School Climate
  • Discipline Policies and Practices
  • Youth Leadership
  • Parent Engagement
  • Community-Education System Partnerships
  • Restorative Practices
School Wellness
Health Happens in Schools
School Wellness
  • Water Access (hydration stations)
  • Physical Activity
  • Parent Engagement
Comprehensive Supports
Health Happens in Schools
Comprehensive Supports
  • School Health Services
  • Full Service Community Schools
  • Career Pathways
Health Happens in Neighborhoods
Food Environments and Food Systems
Health Happens in Neighborhoods
Food Environments and Food Systems
  • Corner Store Upgrade
  • Food Policy & Zoning
  • Community Gardens
  • Freshworks
Land-Use Planning and Anti-Displacement
Health Happens in Neighborhoods
Land-Use Planning and Anti-Displacement
  • Health in All Policies
  • Recreational Facilities and Green Space
Community and Economic Development
Health Happens in Neighborhoods
Community and Economic Development
  • Community Benefits Agreement

 

Systems that Restore and Heal
Health Happens in Neighborhoods
Systems that Restore and Heal
  • Trauma Response and Healing
  • Restorative Practices
  • Law Enforcement
    • Trauma Response
    • Restorative Justice
  • Criminal Justice Realignment
  • Reentry
  • Violence Interruption through Mentoring

 

Healthy Youth Opportunities
Health Happens in Neighborhoods
Healthy Youth Opportunities
  • Public Funding
  • Youth Organizing
  • Healing for Boys and Young Men of Color
  • Media & the Arts
Health Happens in Prevention
Public Health
Health Happens in Prevention
Public Health
  • Health in All Policies
  • Cross Sector Leadership Development for Equity
  • CTG
Coverage, Care and Community Prevention
Health Happens in Prevention
Coverage, Care and Community Prevention
  • ACA Education and Outreach
  • Medi-Cal and ACA Enrollment
  • Healthcare Access Policy and Advocacy
  • Systems for Remaining Uninsured
  • Community Health Centers
  • Health Navigators/Community Health Workers
Health Care Services
Health Happens in Prevention
Health Care Services
  • School Health Services
  • Frontline/Community Health Workers
  • Career Ladders/Workforce

 

  • Healthcare for All: Healthy Richmond is expanding health care options for all city residents, regardless of immigration status.  Additionally, Healthy Richmond is connecting eligible residents to new health care options under the Affordable Care Act. Click here to read more about the partners engaged in this work or join the action team making health happen in Richmond.
  • Safe  Homes and Communities: Healthy Richmond’s work includes redirecting limited public dollars to violence prevention and restorative justice rather than incarceration. Community members, law enforcement, and local organizations are working smarter on crime and the result is one of the steepest drops in crime rates anywhere in the country—we’re at a 33-year low. Click here to read more about the partners engaged in this work.
  • Vibrant, Healthy Schools & Neighborhoods: Healthy Richmond promotes access to high quality community schools and neighborhoods with access to safe places to play, healthy food options, and clean air. Healthy Richmond partners are working with the City to implement its Health and Wellness Element to its General Plan. Efforts are underway all over the city to turn public spaces into safe, healthy, and stimulating places for children to play and learn. Click here to read more about the partners engaged in this work.
  • Healthy Economic Revitalization: Healthy Richmond’s economic revitalization efforts and successes include working to ensure that existing Richmond residents will benefit from the proposed Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay. While the expansion presents a tremendous economic opportunity for area residents, it also places the majority low-income renter community at risk of displacement. Healthy Richmond is supporting community efforts to negotiate a Community Benefits Agreement. Click here to read more about the partners engaged in this work.

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Diane Aranda
Program Manager, Richmond

Diane Aranda joined The California Endowment in March 2006 and became the Program Manager for Richmond in 2009. Prior to joining The Endowment, Aranda was a program director at the Prevention Institute. Aranda’s experience in philanthropy includes seven years as a program officer for The San Francisco Foundation, and serving as a project manager for the Community Foundation of Silicon Valley. Aranda also served as a project coordinator for the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California. A Bay Area native, Aranda received her bachelors in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and Masters in Public Affairs with a certificate in Urban and Regional Planning from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

Contact
Name
Roxanne Carrillo Garza, MSW
Title
Hub Manager
Address
1452 Fred Jackson Way Richmond CA 94801
Phone
(510) 307-5747
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