Live Well Communities

Live Well San Diego is a vision for San Diego County region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely and Thriving. However, measures of progress towards Live Well San Diego revealed that certain communities are struggling to achieve outcomes for living well. They have significant health issues, are more affected by crime, and are less engaged in civic activities. These disparities emerge when data are reviewed by geographic location, age, race and ethnicity, gender and socio-economic level. 

LIVE WELL COMMUNITIES builds upon the Live Well San Diego vision and framework to address wellness and equity in all underserved communities of the county. 

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Communities of Southeastern San Diego, Lemon Grove, National City & Spring Valley

Live Well Communities was launched in 2016 focusing on historically underserved areas of the county - beginning in the communities of Southeastern San Diego, as well as nearby locations in Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, and National City

The goal of Live Well Communities is to address long-standing inequities, disparities, and disproportionality in this geographic area, by focusing on key interventions that will engage the community, strengthen existing services and serve for improved results.

During the planning stages of Live Well Communities, a nation-wide challenge was announced by the Aetna Foundation, the American Public Health Association and the National Association of Counties. This Challenge offered the opportunity to communicate our efforts on a national platform and to learn from other counties striving for improved wellness.

To learn more about how Live Well Communities aligns with the Challenge, click here

Map of the Communities of Southeastern San Diego


Mt. Hope Community Garden
Mt. Hope Community Garden
Project New Village - Mt. Hope Community Garden
Project New Village - Mt. Hope Community Garden


Resident Leaders In Action - Graduation
Resident Leaders In Action - Graduation


Featured Community Voices and projects

Be There San Diego's, Director of Community Engagement  -Elizabeth Bustos, talks about how Live Well San Diego partners are contributing to Live Well Communities.

Project New Village CEO - Diane Moss, shares how her organization is providing access to nutritious meals in San Diego and creating more healthy days for residents through Live Well Communities.

Plans for a new County Live Well Center are in the works. The newest Live Well Center will be in Southeastern San Diego. County Supervisors Greg Cox and Ron Roberts, City Council President Myrtle Cole and community leaders made the announcement. When it's finished, the 80,000-square-foot center will offer numerous health and social services under one roof. 


Community Initiatives


The Clinton Health Matters Initiative, the County of San Diego, and The San Diego Foundation have partnered to improve the health and wellness of children and families who interact with San Diego County’s child welfare and juvenile justice agencies. 

Learn more about Strong Families, Thriving Communities.

Lemon Grove Heal Zone


The Lemon Grove HEAL Zone is a community collaborative funded by Kaiser Permanente and convened by Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP). This 3-year, 9-month program will empower residents to lead healthier lives through environmental changes that are sustained by policies and enhanced by education and promotion. 


Supporting Partners

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