Community Leadership Team

Central Region Community Leadership Team


Working Together to Improve Central Region Communities

Live Well San Diego regional leadership teams tie together the collective efforts of community groups in each region and provide a central point for planning and organizing collaborative action. The Live Well San Diego Central Region Community Leadership Team was formed in June 2010 to help guide planning for health and safety priorities in the region and to foster information sharing and connectivity among group members.  This collaboration includes community leaders, stakeholders and residents who are actively working together in the HHSA Central Region to fulfill the vision of Live Well San Diego to create a region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely and Thriving.

To learn more about the Live Well San Diego vision, visit the About page.



Pending partners are encouraged to attend to learn more about the Live Well San Diego vision. To learn more about what's going on with recognized partners in the Central Region of San Diego County, visit the News & Partners page.

For more information about the Central Region's Community Leadership Team or to be included on the e-mail list, please contact Maya Shahar at (619) 630-6534.


Central Region Community Leadership Team Committees

Building Better Health

Improving the health of residents and supporting healthy choices.

  • Reduce chronic disease and health disparities through:
    • A prevention approach
    • Tobacco control
    • Behavioral health
    • Social justice
    • Active living
  • Increase access to healthy food through school‐based and retailer‐based programs and interventions
  • Utilize existing health centers, County programs, and community‐based efforts to reach specialized populations and community members in need
  • Build residents’ knowledge of and capacity in supporting healthy living for families

Living Safely

Ensuring residents are protected from crime and abuse, neighborhoods are safe, and communities are resilient to disasters and emergencies.

  • Create more “safe passages” for the community, including Safe Routes to School and pedestrian infrastructure
  • Reduce gang involvement and prevalence
  • Strengthen the foster care system by:
    • Reducing family separations, where possible
    • Providing more support to foster families
  • Expand crime‐free housing initiatives and programs
  • Expand community collaboration in public safety programs
  • Reduce graffiti in the community


Cultivating opportunities for all people and communities to grow, connect, and enjoy the highest quality of life

  • Increase community capacity for leadership and civic engagement in a range of priority areas including:
    • Family strengthening and parenting
    • Neighborhood development
    • Youth development
    • Community improvement and clean‐ups
    • Cultural competence
    • Volunteering
  • Utilize anchors and community facilities to engage residents including:
    • Cultural institutions
    • Education facilities
    • Parks and recreation facilities and programs
  • Strengthen the connections between housing development and transit services
  • Expand career development opportunities for local residents with existing and future businesses
  • Focus on serving the needs of youth and families
  • Expand community involvement and promotion of the community’s diversity
  • Increase support for community members re‐entering society from incarceration