Community Forum

PURPOSE OF THE FORUM

The forum was primarily focused on the needs and concerns of the Latinx Spanish speaking and Vietnamese community of Marin County.

Marin Health & Human Services participated in the forum and highlighted the support they offer to the community.

Below are the results of the Marin County Health & Human Services community forum held in June 2019.

GREATEST CONCERNS

Rent

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Security

Crime

Health Care

Employment

Generating New Ideas. Solving Big Problems.

The forum provided insight and confirmation(according to our research) to the community’s largest hurdles.

Registered Attendees

Participants

Questionnaires Filled Out

H&HS Surveys Completed

QUESTIONNAIRE DATA

What are the most urgent issues you face in the neighborhood?

  • Rent – 88%
  • Crime – 47%
  • Jobs – 45%
  • Access to Food – 16%
  • Security & Safety – 57%
  • Access to Health Care – 45%
  • Racism – 39%
  • Transportation – 12%

H&HS Survey 

What the community indicated about Health & Human Services. 

Did you find the presentations and the forum useful?

No

Yes

Were you aware of H&HS’s responsibility to the community?

No

Yes

Can you say that H&HS is performing their responsibility effectively?

No

Yes

Further Highlights

Number of attendees stating they need support with the following issues.

Goal Setting Assistance

Classes for Parents

Health Coverage

Alcohol

Depression

Are you satisfied with your living situation?

No

Yes

Are you prepared in case of a natural disaster in the Canal?

No

Yes

Public Thoughts

What attendees said was most helpful from the forum.

The information that they gave us, was in Spanish, and that we met the people that were in charge.

All the information.

Everything is very interesting about health and immigration.

Everything was useful because I didn’t have much information about many things.

Lessons Learned

– More space that accommodates the number of people that attended

– Better equipment for interpretation needs

– More community input and dialogue; fewer speakers

– More childcare accommodations

Next Steps

– Presenting the information to relevant parties

– Publishing information on MCM website

– Setting up next community forum