Live Well San Diego: Healthy Works is a collection of programs and resources that aim to prevent and control chronic disease through policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change. Healthy Works programs are implemented in vulnerable, low-income communities to reduce the burden of chronic disease and promote an equal opportunity for health among all San Diegans. Efforts focus on reducing the three risk factors—tobacco use, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity—that contribute to the four major chronic diseases—cancer, heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes and lung disease. Collectively, these conditions lead to more than 53 percent of deaths in the region: a concept known as 3-4-50.
Healthy Works programs strive to promote health equity by making the healthy choice the easy choice for all San Diegans where we live, work, learn, and shop. These programs are carried out by County of San Diego staff and contracting partners and focus on three main topic areas: healthy eating, active living, and smoke-free environments.
Live Well San Diego: Healthy Works programs are implemented by the County of San Diego Chronic Disease and Health Equity Unit.