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