Transit-Accessible Locations for Health and Social Services
In order to further our understanding of the decision processes involved in selecting a location for a health and/or social service facility, four examples in Alameda and Contra Costa were selected for detailed description and analysis. These include the relocation of a county social service office, two community-based medical and social service providers, and the planned relocation of a hospital required for seismic and capacity reasons.
Introduction: Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department (EHSD) provides a variety of social service functions for the county. Like many county governmental functions, it is headquartered in Martinez but has field offices in western, central, and eastern portions of the county to improve community access to its services. While some functions involve staff visiting clients, many clients visit the field offices to apply for services..
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