Approximately 80 percent of Santa Clara County residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) live in their family homes. County support enables individuals with I/DD to stay in their homes as they age.
Read about support for the Find It Early Act, the expansion of environmental education, results of the older adult caregiver study, local events and opportunities to speak with Supervisor Simitian.
Sanborn County Park site restoration moves forward with the remediation and clean-up of the former Christensen Nursery, enabling next steps for the Sanborn County Master Plan implementation, which will facilitate in the creation of new campgrounds, trail connections, and other recreational activities for the community.
Children and adults with physical or cognitive disabilities will soon have additional options for inclusive and accessible playgrounds throughout Santa Clara County.
A year from now, more than a decade after groundbreaking action here in California, a new federal law will take effect improving breast cancer screening in women with dense breast tissue.
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors continues its support for patients with dense breast tissue and approved a resolution declaring support for the Find It Early Act, now pending in Congress.
El Camino Healthcare District’s Community Benefit Program has provided a grant to Santa Clara Valley Healthcare to allow more children, adults and seniors in the North County to receive preventative dental services and maintain oral health.
Santa Clara County’s Stanford Affordable Housing Fund supports development of 136 units of affordable multi-family housing at 965 Weeks Street in East Palo Alto.
County grants enable local environmental/nature sciences organizations to provide greater access for under-resourced schools.
After reviewing the Older Adult Caregiver Study from the County’s Department of Aging and Adult Services, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors directed County staff to consider ways to support adult caregivers in the County. The study describes who our long-term caregivers are, and the barriers they face when providing care for older adults.