North San Diego Business Chamber (NSDBC) joined Live Well San Diego as a recognized partner on June 12, 2013. NSDBC has made promoting employee wellness for all businesses its top priority through its Health Committee, which includes representatives from HHSA, health care providers, universities and other community stakeholders. The Health Committee aims to educate San Diego businesses about regional health care issues that impact bottom lines and workforce productivity, while encouraging businesses to adopt wellness policies. The committee hosts events that link businessmen and women directly to hospital executives, industry leaders and wellness experts to learn how to promote physical activity, nutrition, and safety within their businesses. For example, The Weight of the Workplace Forum held in February 2013 featured a health and wellness resource fair and a screening of the HBO documentary Weight of the Nation. NSDBC also hosts an annual awards luncheon that includes a Healthiest Business award recognizing achievements in Worksite and community wellness, as well as a Business Salute to Police and Public Safety Awards Luncheon to honor those who serve and protect the region. The Health Committee maintains a WORKplace WELLness website that is dedicated to sharing low-cost and no-cost ideas to boost the health of employees for its 900 business members, as well as a new website focused on business-oriented information and resources related to the Affordable Care Act.
*Note that North San Diego Business Chamber was formerly called San Diego North Chamber of Commerce.