Dear Marin Community:
Changes in federal leadership and subsequent policy shifts have led to widespread uncertainty, including with regard to the future of clients’ health coverage and other benefits.
Health and Human Services reaffirms our commitment to ensuring the dignity, safety and recognition of the human rights of Marin residents, regardless of immigration status. HHS continues to operate our programs under state and federal laws as they are today. Policy changes at the federal level do not change the HHS’ priorities in serving the public and our most vulnerable populations. HHS will support a diverse community that is inclusive, welcoming and resilient.
HHS will continue to monitor shifts at the federal and local level. HHS remains committed to strengthening our partnerships with communities across Marin. If federal changes result in potential shifts in how we do our work, HHS will engage with the Board of Supervisors, County Council, and other partners to determine options for response.
HHS is fully committed to ensuring that services meet the needs of all people in Marin. Enrollment in all HHS programs is open and there have been no changes in eligibility, benefits, or data reporting requirements. Marin’s primary care clinics are accepting new patients and are providing excellent primary care regardless of income, immigration status, or other factors. For more information on these and other programs, please go to https://www.marinhhs.org/resources or call HHS Public Assistance at 415.473.3400.
Grant Nash Colfax, MD
Department of Health & Human Services