Petition for Healthcare Justice in Alameda County

Alameda County Board of Supervisors

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For over two decades, our county’s only public health system — Alameda Health System (AHS) — has been under the supervision of an appointed and unaccountable Board of Trustees. This unelected Board has neglected the needs of our communities, failed to address health inequities, and undermined the healthcare workers and staff who care for our most essential needs.

We, the undersigned, call on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to immediately take AHS under County control and disband the existing Board of Trustee governance structure. Together with the Alameda County Coalition for Health Communities (ACCHC), demand a truly public health care system that values patients more than profits. Change is long overdue, and the time to act is NOW!

Therefore, we support ACCHC’s call on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to :

  • Disband the AHS Board of Trustees structure and institute direct governance of Alameda Health System by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors

  • Bargain in good-faith with all labor unions within AHS.

  • Immediately address the unsafe environment for patients and workers due to lack of proper PPE, training, and scheduling.

  • Increase funding to AHS to improve poor outcomes to public health endured by frontline black and brown communities.


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To: Alameda County Board of Supervisors
From: [Your Name]

For over two decades, our county’s only public health system — Alameda Health System (AHS) — has been under the supervision of an appointed and unaccountable Board of Trustees. This unelected Board has neglected the needs of our communities, failed to address health inequities, and undermined the healthcare workers and staff who care for our most essential needs.

We, the undersigned, call on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to immediately take AHS under County control and disband the existing Board of Trustee governance structure. Together with the Alameda County Coalition for Health Communities (ACCHC), demand a truly public health care system that values patients more than profits. Change is long overdue, and the time to act is NOW!

Therefore, we support ACCHC’s call on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to :

Disband the AHS Board of Trustees structure and institute direct governance of Alameda Health System by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors

Bargain in good-faith with all labor unions within AHS.

Immediately address the unsafe environment for patients and workers due to lack of proper PPE, training, and scheduling.

Increase funding to AHS to improve poor outcomes to public health endured by frontline black and brown communities.