Transformation Profiles. From Here to There: What Building Healthy Community means for residents in East Oakland?. What We Are Covering. Where we want to be Where we are Informing Strategies. Where We Want to Be. Vision 10 Outcomes Outcome to Workgroup Cross-Walk. VISION.
From Here to There:
What Building Healthy Community means for residents in East Oakland?
A thriving East Oakland community: stable, joyful, with a sense of hope, abundance and possibility – living, learning and working in productive relationships with societal institutions.
Families Have Improved Access to a Health Home That Supports healthy Behaviors
Health + Family-focused Human Services Shift Resources Toward Prevention
Resident Live in Communities w/ Health-Promoting Land-Use, Transportation + Community Development
Children + Their Families are Safe from Violence in the Homes + Neighborhoods
Communities Support Healthy Youth Development
Neighborhood + School Environments Support Improved Heath + Healthy Behaviors
Community Health Improvement are Linked to Economic Development
Health Gaps for Boys + Young Men of Color are Narrowed
California has a Shared Vision of Community HealthTCE 10 OUTCOMES
Refer toE. Oakland Community Information Book
City diverse but, still segregated by race + ethnicity
70% of Oakland housing stock has 2 or fewer bedrooms
Substandard conditions concentrated in E. Oakland
As rents grew, so did the gap b/w housing cost + income
Overcrowding grew significantly from 1990 - 2000
E. Oakland underserved by full-service grocery stores
Asian + Latino communities havehigh density of small food outlets w/ inexpensive meat + fresh produce
1 supermarket for every 93,126 living in flats compared to 1 supermarket for every 13, 778 living in hills - only 2 supermarkets in the entire EOBHC area
Oakland is one of the most under-retailed large cities in the country
$338 million in “retail leakage” in E. Oakland
Job growth of about 40,000 jobs or 24% projected thru 2020 for the SL/ Oakland/ Berk Corridor
Zoning + General Plan being updated by the city now: implications on retail + housing
Plans underway to revitalize transit corridors in E. Oakland as mixed-use urban areas
Violent crime rate falling, but homicide death rate still 3x’s the county rate
Homicide leading cause of death from young people 15-24 in Oakland
60% of parolees + 50% of adult/juvenile probationers in the county live in Oakland
92% recidivism back to state prison
Jamal, a21 year-old unmarried African-American father of three, is trying to turn his life around.
After violent fights between his crack-addicted mom + her on again-off again boyfriend, Jamal was placed in out of home care with his elderly grandmother who lives in public housing and is battling lung cancer after years of smoking.
Struggling academically, Jamal dropped out in the 9th grade, barely able to read. To survive, he turned to a life of dealing drugs. He was arrested + detained several times as a minor. When he turned 18 he lost all public benefits, including Medi-cal, + was soon arrested for illegal weapons possession.
After coming home from jail, he found his drug convictions prevented him from living with his grandmother, + his mother’s death after a long battle with HIV left him with no family, he has never known his father.
As a probationer with limited literacy, no high school diploma, + a suspended driver’s license, Jamal is trying to stay out of trouble and get a job.
He struggles to find steady employment so he can secure permanent housing for him and his kids.
Jesus + Maria Ortiz, came to the US without status seeking opportunity. They have three US born children, Juan (18), Liz (17), and Miguel (15). Every morning Jesus assembles with other men seeking work as day-laborers off High Street. Maria works as a nanny in Montclair. Neither have health insurance and Jesus has diabetes.
Jesus + Maria speak limited English, relying on their children. Liz + Miguel attend Castlemont -- she is college bound while he struggles to find his way. Juan dropped out at 15 after joining a gang -- after three convictions as a minor, Juan was tried as an adult at 17 and sentenced to 10 year in State Prison for 2nd degree murder.
The family lives in a residential motel + has a small beat up car to get around, but neither parent has a valid drivers license and the car is uninsured. For fear of being arrested and/or deported, the family primarily relies on public transit.
The Ortiz’s are saving money for an apartment + Liz is considering working to help her family instead of going to college.
Tiffany, an 18 year old teen mother of two children under 5 years old, is a survivor of sexual + child abuse. As a former sexually exploited minor (SEM), Tiffany has mental health needs that are not covered by Medi-Cal.
Even though she got her high school diploma she is frustrated by the constant rejection in trying to find a job. She was fired from her last job, part-time at $8 an hour, when her son was hospitalized for his asthma. Thankfully the bulk of her housing costs are covered by Section 8, but each month she is tempted to return to the streets to cover her $50 share.
Because her children qualify, Tiffany receives WIC and she receives a food allotment from TANF, but she never really learned how to cook so she feeds the kids TV dinners at least five times a week and frozen nuggets the other two. Family support is non-existent. Tiffany aged out of the foster care system + she doesn’t get any help from the fathers of her children.
She is trying to get on her feet to provide her kids a better life.
Bao + Dung Nguyen are refugees from Vietnam raising their four young children in EO. The Nguyens have limited English proficiency + they live in a dilapidated building, but it is the best they can afford.
Bao works under the table for a construction company + Dung works in a family-owned nail shop. They do not have medical insurance. To supplement, the family receives some public assistance which entitles the children to Medi-Cal.
The Nguyens are concerned because their children are frequently bulled + picked on the by other kids at their school and in their neighborhood because of their speech, the condition of their housing and the condition of their teeth. The teasing bothered their oldest daughter Phuong so much that she missed 103 days of the 4th grade.
The Nguyens are hoping to move into a better home and a new school.
Real Health Needs
School Location + populations
Parent/ Family Engagement + Involvement
School Services + Offerings
Water, Soil, Air Health
Street Access + Use
Businesses – Development + Types
US Dept of Health & Human Services
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
CA Dept of Public Health
Alameda County Health Dept
Alameda County Social Services
* Foster Care
US. Dept of Education
CA Dept of Education
UC + Cal State Systems
Peralta Community College
Alameda County Dept of Education
US Dept of Trans-portation
US Dept of Labor
Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC)
AC Transit Board
Oakland Redevelop-ment Agency
National, State, Local Elections
Federal Government * Rep. Barbara Lee
State Government * Assemblyman Sandre Swanson
Alameda County Board of Sups
Mayor + City Council
Boards & Commission
Federal Prisons/ Parole
State Prisons /Parole
County Jails/ Probation
Oakland Dept of Human Services
Food Quality, Access, Consumption, Marketing, Advertising + Messaging
Access to “Health Homes”
Holistic Approach for Mental Health
Safety + Violence Prevention
Early Childhood Services + Parent Support
Community-Building, Safety and Gang Prevention
Integrated Services to Support Whole Families
Contextual + Cultural Competence
Financial Stability + Empowerment
Air quality, water and soil health
Building development, green space and land use
Industries and employment
Public transportation, street access and transit use
Resident need accessibility
* Policy Change
4 Sector Areas