Turner and AC Martin Celebrate the Ribbon Cutting for the New Placer County HHS Building | Insights

February 10, 2024 | by magnews24.com

The County’s first Zero-Net-Energy facility covers an impressive 142,000 square feet. It is designed to generate the same amount of electricity it consumes over a year. The facility’s landscape is inspired by a serene river theme, creating a peaceful atmosphere for both clients and staff. As you enter through the front, you’ll encounter a symbolic bridge that signifies a transition from illness to health. This could represent various aspects of well-being, such as physical, mental, financial, or occupational health.

“Healthier. I want to explain a little about what we mean by that word, in our motto [Building a Healthier Community Together]. I want to broaden the meaning of that and talk about what that word means in the context of [Placer County] HHS. It includes physical health and the absence of illness but it is much broader than that. It includes mental health, emotional well-being, environmental health, economic and financial health, and occupational health. It means that we work to have systems, environments, and cultures that make health truly accessible to everyone in our community. Not just intervening when people become sick but helping to prevent them from getting sick to begin with.” –  Rob Oldham, Department Director, Placer County Health & Human Services

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