The AHS Index is a new way to look at data that illuminates a snapshot of our world today. It is intended to highlight health inequities and spark conversation, debate, outrage, and wonder.

Estimated percent of Alameda County residents who experienced food insecurity in 2022: 20% 

 Pounds of food delivered by Alameda County’s Recipe4Health program in 2022: 9.5 million 

 Number of families sponsored by AHS employees as part of the Adopt-A-Family program, helping AHS patients in need: 63* 

 Pounds of green beans recently served by Alameda Health System (AHS) volunteers to AHS employees at our annual holiday meal: 1,150** 

 Percent of a parent’s annual gross income that is spent diapering two children, if that parent earns minimum wage: 12% 

 Number of diapers the nonprofit organization Help A Mother Out donated to AHS patients in fiscal year 2023: 177,978** 

 Percent of people who say they are good gift givers: 60% 

 Percent of people who say they have re-gifted a gift they didn’t like: 60% 

 Number of volunteers who donated their time to AHS in fiscal year 2022/2023: 221* 


*Data provided by Alameda Health System, as of Dec. 5, 2023 

**Data provided by Alameda Health System