Updates from District 4 Supervisor Nate Miley: October 23rd - November 5th, 2021

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October 23, 2021 - November 5, 2021

In this Issue

Need a Covid Test or Vaccine? Support with childcare or food?

Alameda County  frequently updates this COVID19 Testing, Food, and Social Services interactive map.

Alameda County COVID19 Testing, Food Distribution, and Social Services Map

Reflecting On The Loss of Supervisor Wilma Chan

The reality of the passing of my longtime colleague in Alameda County, fellow Board member, and friend Wilma Chan is still taking shape in my mind and heart. 

Over the past four decades Wilma and I were at times close collaborators in the unincorporated areas of Alameda County, at times opponents on some County issues, but the deep admiration and respect I held and will always hold for her remained a common thread between us. She was a fierce advocate for those who many times had no voice, an accomplished and beloved elected official, and a tireless visionary in shaping policy in our County and paving the way for many Asian American and Pacific Islander electeds to follow in her footsteps.

It is no exaggeration to say we have lost a legend and will grieve this loss for some time to come. May her name always be synonymous with fearless progress and the power of one.

My deepest condolences go out to her family at this time. Rest in power.

COVID Updates From Health Care Services Agency

COVI-19 Vaccines Authorized for Ages 5 to 11

COVID-19 vaccines are available for free to every person, ages 5 and older, regardless of residency or immigration status. Alameda County Community Clinics will be able to serve 5-11 year-olds by mid-November.

  • Talk to your health care provider,
  • Visit MyTurn.CA.gov or Vaccines.gov to find locations offering Pfizer for patients ages 5 and older, or
  • Find a vaccine site in Alameda County.

Once appointments are available, parents, guardians, or caregivers will be able to make an appointment online or call 510-208-4VAX (4829). We are working with the County Office of Education to provide vaccination clinics at some school sites. Visit our website for facts about COVID-19 vaccines and children.

Mental Health Conference Brings Resources to Isolated Residents  

Six community-based grant recipients have collaborated with developers to create an innovative web-based mental health technology application (app) to support the wellness of people who are experiencing situational induced trauma. Individuals who reside in isolation, anonymity, or feel they have no place to go because of their situation, are able to connect through the app with providers who can address their mental health needs.

Our Behavioral Health Care Services Department is partnering with local community-based organizations to host a first-of-its-kind virtual Mental Health Technology Conference on Wednesday, November 10, from 10 am to 2 pm. The free conference will highlight the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) INN project mental health apps and feature this technology-based approach to increase access to mental health care and support for individuals.

Grant recipients shared a total of $1,8400,00 in MHSA innovation funds to begin using the apps with their clients. Recipients include the Niroga InstituteMental Health Association for Chinese Community (MHACC), Korean Community Center of the East Bay (KCCEB), Diversity in Health Training Institute (DHTI), Health and Human Resources Education Center (HHREC) and NAMI for Alameda County (National Alliance on Mental Illness). More information on the conference and registration can be found here. Additional information on the app can be found here.

Community Advisory Group (CAG)

The Community Advisory Group (CAG) meets again on Tuesday, November 9, at 5:30 pm. Residents and representatives from organizations across Alameda County meet to support equitable response to COVID-19 and vaccine distribution. Co-Chairs are Kimi Watkins-Tartt, Public Health Director, Nestor Castillo, Public Health Commission/University Lecturer, and Greg Hodge, KHEPERA Consulting/Brotherhood of Elders Network. All CAG meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 PM. The meetings are open to the public via Zoom with opportunity for public comment and written questions. Closed captioning, American Sign Language (ASL), and Spanish language interpretation are provided. Interpretación en Español disponible en Zoom. Our meetings are live-streamed on our YouTube channel. Register for the Zoom link.

To read the full Health Care Services newsletter please visit: https://covid-19.acgov.org/response.page?.

Master Plan On Aging Livestream

MPA event

A community forum for examining the progress and local impacts of the Master Plan for Aging’s first year.

Calling On Alameda County Seniors And Those Who Love Them!

In June 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging (Master Plan) ( Executive Order N-14-19 ). The Executive Order affirmed the priority of the health and well-being of older Californians and the need for policies that promote healthy aging. It also called for a “blueprint” for state government, local government, the private sector, and philanthropy to prepare the state for the coming demographic changes and continue California’s leadership in aging, disability, and equity.

Join this community forum and examine the progress and local impacts of the Master Plan for Aging’s first year, and share ideas to inform advocacy and implementation going forward.

Learn more about the Master Plan for Aging here, register for the community forum here, and view the Forum's Program and Speakers here.

Redistricting Public Meetings


The County continues to hold public meetings regarding this important topic and many communities of interest have been identified by residents. I highly recommend that you join in this historic moment and help shape your communities!⠀ ⠀

Please take a moment to read over Alameda County’s dedicated redistricting website and check out the three visualizations (maps) currently being reviewed by the Board of Supervisors.

Submit public comments, feedback or to identify communities that you feel should be of interest to the redistricting process here. ⠀ ⠀

Find the schedule of public meetings here. The next meeting will be held on November 11th at 6pm.

All meetings are currently planned to be conducted virtually 

People's Health Briefing With Dr. Noha Aboelata


Don't miss the latest installment of The People's Health Briefing. In it, Roots Community Health Center CEO and founder Dr. Noha Aboelata breaks down the impact of COVID19 on Alameda County, Oakland and East Oakland in particular.

In this week’s episode, Dr. Noha gives a brief update on Delta+ variant and review of mask mandates, then reviews the FDA advisory committee’s deliberation on the vaccine trial for 5-11 year olds.

0:00 local update

1:55 Delta+ variant

3:25 Mask mandates

6:22 Detailed review: vaccines for 5-11 year olds

View all installments of "The People's Health Briefing" here in the "All Videos" section.

Exercise Your Right to Be Heard!

BOS 2021

Most Tuesdays, the Board of Supervisors holds a Regular Meeting during which the public is allowed to speak to the Board on agenda items representing decisions made about our communities.

While we might not always agree on the best path forward, I am fond of saying that reasonable people will disagree, and that I get some of my best ideas from my constituency base. I am honored to serve on the Board as a County Supervisor and take the ideas, concerns, and feedback of the public very seriously.

Please consider tuning into these meeting and encouraging your family, friends, and neighbors to do the same. We are stronger as a County when we are connected to one another, and engaged with the civic process.

The meeting calendar, including links to the agenda when it is available, can be found here.

The links to the livestream broadcast of the meetings can be found here.