“Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.”

January 9, 2020

UNA Marin #3 Good Health & Well-Being Online Event

– Paul Clarke, UNA Marin, global perspective on good health and well-being (PDF of Slide Deck)

– Elaini Negussie, County of Marin Health & Human Services, local perspective on good health and well-being (PDF of Slide Deck)

Thank you to everyone who participated in this event!

Learn: What is the situation right now?

  • Marin County is regularly rated as the healthiest county in California, according to  County Health Ranking & Roadmaps (Ref).
  • Marin has higher than average needs in some mental health areas, including higher suicide rates and substance use issues (Ref).

Food & Nutrition

Tiny SDG 2 Icon Marin county is “one of the poorest performing counties — 55th out of 58 — when it comes to enrolling eligible people in CalFresh (California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP).” [SNAP/CalFresh is the current name of what was previously called food stamps.] (Ref, pg 2)

Tiny SDG 2 Icon In Marin, 16% of the population is at risk of food insecurity, or 1 in 5 people. (Ref, pg 2)

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School Districts

The TUHSD Wellness Centers will support the health, well-being, self-advocacy and educational outcomes for all students. Our mission is to enhance the delivery of coordinated physical, mental and reproductive health and substance abuse services through a continuum of prevention and intervention programming and services.

Child Services

First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission is an independent government agency serving the young children and their families in Marin County.  Created by Proposition 10 of 1998,  First 5 Marin guides the investment of Prop. 10 funds to promote early childhood development through children’s health, school readiness and community support for families.

Community Well-Being

The mission is to provide innovative health and wellness services to all with the goal of African American health equity.

The HEAL Hunger Initiative creates and aligns systems across government agencies and community organizations so everyone in Marin County has access to affordable, healthy food.

Providing pregnant delivery, baby delivery, childbirth, newborn baby and family support services.

Mental Health

Marin County Mental Health Services provides a complete range of mental health services for children, adults, and older adults.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Marin County is the local affiliate of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness and their families

This course teaches adults to recognize the signs and symptoms and provide support to a person experiencing a mental health challenge.

Targets: Where are we trying to get to?

[A coalition of local groups would need to develop a set of local targets under this Global Goal (targets that at least meet the global targets), and a structure for meeting those targets, including ongoing coordination, public outreach, funding, and public tracking.]
Visit United Nations Website for Original Source of the Targets Below

3.1 By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births.

3.2 By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births.

3.3 By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases.

3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

3.5 Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol.

3.6 By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.

3.7 By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes.

3.8 Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.

3.9 By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.

3.A Strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries, as appropriate.

3.B Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines for the communicable and noncommunicable diseases that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines, in accordance with the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health, which affirms the right of developing countries to use to the full the provisions in the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights regarding flexibilities to protect public health, and, in particular, provide access to medicines for all.

3.C Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries and small island developing States.

3.D Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks.

Who is already doing work related to SDG #3 in Marin?

Systems Thinking Marin logo is a collaborative effort between Systems Thinking Marin and the United Nations Association – Marin County Chapter.

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