Leading Well to live well

Live Well San Diego is a regional vision adopted by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 2010 that aligns the efforts of County government, community partners and individuals to help all San Diego County residents be healthy, safe and thriving.

The vision includes three components. Building Better Health, adopted on July 13, 2010, focuses on improving the health of residents and supporting healthy choices; Living Safely, adopted on October 9, 2012, focuses on protecting residents from crime and abuse, making neighborhoods safe, and supporting resilient communities; and, Thriving, adopted on October 21, 2014, focuses on cultivating opportunities for all people to grow, connect and enjoy the highest quality of life.

Achieving this vision has required that the County go beyond what many would consider the typical scope of government. The County has changed the way it does day-to-day business. It redefined the role the entire County team plays as stewards of health, safety and wellness. When employees are supported in being healthy, safe and thriving, they are champions for living well in the community. County leaders and staffs have incorporated the Live Well San Diego vision into daily routines and integrated it into key policies, improving the culture within. 


“One of the most inspiring developments of Live Well San Diego over the past year has been watching employees step up to the plate to model safe and healthy behaviors for their customers at work, as well as encourage and inspire their family, friends and neighbors at home.”

- Helen N. Robbins-Meyer, Chief Administrative Officer



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:

Increasing understanding among County employees and providers about what it means to live well and the role that all employees play in helping residents live well