About Us

Who We Are

The Health-Wealth Connection Collaborative of the East Bay (HWCC) is a cross-sector coalition of economic justice and public health organizations in the Bay Area, primarily Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

The HWCC Planning Committee includes representatives from:

  • Alameda County Public Health Department
  • Alameda County Community Asset Network (AC CAN)
  • Brighter Beginnings
  • Community Financial Resources
  • Contra Costa Family Economic Security Partnership
  • East Bay Asian Local Development Coorporation (EBALDC)
  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • First 5 Contra Costa
  • Family, Maternal and Child Health Programs – Contra Costa Health Services
  • Greenlining Institute
  • Insight Center
  • Urban Strategies Council
  • Youth Uprising

Why We Came Together

The HWCC, in recognition of the extensive and compelling body of literature demonstrating a strong correlationbetween socioeconomic status and health status, formed as a way to develop a deeper understanding and shared actions across health and wealth-building organizations.

Our Work

The HWCC is not currently meeting. 

Our past work includes:

On Wednesday, February 29, 2012 we co-hosted our second Health-Wealth Connection Symposium: Investing in Innovations for Thriving Communities and Healthy People. The event was sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in partnership with the Health Wealth Connections Collaborative and PolicyLink. All of presentations and videos of conference are available at: http://www.frbsf.org/cdinvestments/conferences/healthy-communities/2012-san-francisco-ca/index.html. We encourage you to share with your colleagues, funders, board members, local elected officials, PTA or anyone whom you feel would benefit from learning more about the social determinants of health.

The HWCC hosted its first ever Health-Wealth Connection Symposium on June 23rd, 2010 bringing together nearly 200 participants to create a paradigm shift, learn from each other and begin cross-sector collaboration. Please refer to our Health-Wealth Resources tab for materials from our 2010 symposium.