Alameda County Nabs Grant for Financial, Personal Health
The Alameda County Public Health Department has received a $200,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help low-income residents avoid predatory lenders and boost their financial standing under a broader plan to improve personal health outcomes. Money lost through predatory financial practices can make it more difficult for individuals to obtain health insurance, access health care services, and afford healthy and safe places to live. The county health department is collaborating with the Urban Strategies Council and other Oakland community organizations on the project.
- "Alameda County Receives Grant To Improve Financial and Personal Health" (Woodall, Oakland Tribune, 11/21).