Live Well San Diego is the County of San Diego's vision for a region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely and Thriving.

Although Live Well San Diego began in 2010 as a health strategy, it has evolved into a greater vision to improve the health, safety and well-being of all County residents. There are three components:

  1. Building Better Health calls for improving the health of all residents and supporting healthy choices
  2. Living Safely calls for ensuring residents are protected from crime and abuse, neighborhoods are safe and communities are resilient to disasters and emergencies
  3. Thriving calls for cultivating opportunities for all people and communities to grow, connect, and enjoy the highest quality of life

The County has adopted four strategic approaches for realizing the Live Well San Diego vision:

  1. Building a Better Service Delivery System: Improving the quality and efficiency of County government and its partners in the delivery of services to residents, contributing to better outcomes for clients and results for communities 
  2. Supporting Positive Choices: Providing information and resources to inspire county residents to take action and responsibility for their health, safety and well-being
  3. Pursuing Policy and Environmental Changes: Creating environments and adopting policies that make it easier for everyone to live well, and encouraging individuals to get involved in improving their communities
  4. Improving the Culture Within County Government: Increasing understanding among County employees and providers about what it means to live well and the role that all employees play in helping county residents live well

Working Together to Grow

Live Well San Diego involves everyone. Only through a collective effort — in which all of us work together toward a shared purpose — can meaningful change be achieved in a region as large and diverse as San Diego County.

Organizations can become Live Well San Diego Recognized Partners by making a formal commitment to support the Live Well San Diego vision. Recognized Live Well San Diego Partners include health care providers, community and faith-based organizations, businesses, school districts and other jurisdictions, including cities, tribal governments and military or veterans organizations.

Local Action, County-Wide Impact

Live Well San Diego needs leadership from residents to identify priority needs and make long term change.  Organizational leaders and community members gather in the County’s regions to plan community improvements and address health and safety needs.  These teams serve as a central point for action at the local level.

The Live Well San Diego Indicators measure the collective impact of the County's efforts and the work of our partners over the long term to create a San Diego region where all residents are healthy, safe and thriving.

Change from Within

San Diego County government recognizes its role in encouraging the community to bring about positive change.  With the support of residents and local organizations, County government can help bring individuals and groups from every area together to create a shared agenda and achieve our collective goals.

A key component to Live Well San Diego is improving the culture from within County government. This means that County government must support employees in being healthy and safe and then, in turn, they become champions for living well in the community.

San Diego County government has a record of excellence in smart spending and innovative development and has been recognized nationally and by the State as a leader among counties.  The Live Well San Diego vision builds upon this strong foundation of good governance while going even further to involve residents in taking action for our future.