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Meetings | Groups & Committees associated with the Department of Public Health other than the Health Commission


Health Care Accountability Ordinance (HCAO)

Effective July 1, 2001, the Health Care Accountability Ordinance (HCAO) generally requires City contractors and certain tenants to offer health plan benefits to their covered employees, to make payments to the City for use by the Department of Public Health, or, under limited circumstances, to make payments directly to their covered employees. For additional information about the HCAO, go to the SF General Services Agency website.

San Francisco Health Commission

The Health Commission holds meetings in addition to its twice-a-month regular meeting. Two are the Finance & Planning Committee and the Community & Public Health Committee. Others are Joint conference Committees for San Francisco General Hospital & Laguna Honda Hospital. Agendas, minutes, and other documentation are available online.


Mental Health Board

Citizens advising their Board of Supervisors and their Mental Health Director about funding, services, and policy. Agendas, minutes, and other documentation are available online.


Board of Supervisors Food Security Task Force

The Food Security Task Force (FSTF) was established in 2005 by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and charged with the responsibility of creating a city-wide plan for addressing food security. The group tracks vital data regarding hunger and food security in San Francisco, including the utilization and demand for federal food programs, community based organizations' meal programs and programs targeting particular populations. The FSTF educates the public about the role of food security in public health and community development, and advocates for policies and programs that improve food security. Current members of the FSTF include community based organizations and government agencies addressing hunger in San Francisco.