Health Initiatives

About Us

The City of Richmond Health Initiatives team works with departments on implementing actions identified in the 
Community Health and Wellness Element of the Richmond General Plan 2030 and promotes systems and policy changes that support the development of healthy neighborhoods. The team aims to build the City and community's capacity to improve health outcomes and promote health equity. The team is comprised of staff from various City departments and works with key partners to reduce health disparities in Richmond.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) -  Novel Coronavirus: Information for People Living in Contra Costa County

  • CCHS Health Information Line 925-313-6120 or call 211
  • Call Contra Costa Public Health at 925-313-6740 for instructions about where to go if you do not have a healthcare provider.

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


Clean Cars for All Program

The City of Richmond is partnering with the non-profit solar provider GRID Alternatives and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to bring more renewable energy sources and electric vehicles to Richmond. Find out if you are eligible for an incentive of up to $9,500 from the Clean Cars for All Program to purchase or lease a low-emission vehicle.

For questions, please contact GRID Alternatives at (855) 256-3656 or email,

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Air Pollution Complaints (BAAQMD)

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) receives over 12,000 air pollution complaints each year from members of the public. Community members are keenly aware of air pollution events and often provide the first warning of air quality problems. Satisfactory resolution of complaints is one of the most important objectives of Air District staff.

Examples of complaints include dust or chemical air pollutants emitted by industrial plants, refineries, neighborhood businesses, gas station nozzles, idling trucks, locomotives and buses; and smoke from agricultural fires, controlled burns, non-cooking backyard fires and outdoor trash burning.

To file a complaint, complete an online complaint form or call BAAQMD's 24-hour toll-free hotline at: 

1-800-334-ODOR (6367)

For more information, visit BAAQMD online.

BAAQMD Complaint Page

Health in All Policies (HiAP) 

The City of Richmond continues its leadership in working towards health equity exemplified by the recent adoption of a Health in All Polices (HiAP) strategy and ordinance by the Richmond City Council. The HiAP strategy sets a framework of collaboration within city departments as well as with community based organizations and other government agencies to address community health, equity and sustainability in Richmond. Through this lens, Health in All Policies is both a practice and destination.

For more information on Health in All Policies (HiAP), please click here.