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Recognized Partners across San Diego County are the driving force behind the strength, reach and impact of the Live Well San Diego vision. Read their inspiring success stories below.
Partner organizations, policy analysts and residents are leading the way to identify priority needs and make long term changes in support of the Live Well San Diego vision. The Top 10 Live Well San Diego Indicators define what it means to live well in San Diego and capture the collective impact of partner programs, services and interventions.
Children’s health behaviors are influenced by the choices and opportunities available in the places where they spend most of their time: home, neighborhood, and school. School districts across the county have taken active steps to improve overall student health by addressing school wellness policies, access to fresh vegetables, physical activity, social and emotional support, and equity.
Worksite wellness programs can lead to positive change for employees and organizations. They have the potential to impact a person's health-related behaviors and decrease the risk of disease. They can decrease healthcare costs and absenteeism and improve productivity, retention, and staff morale.
Communities across the world are looking for ways to accommodate the growing population of older adults. Due to longer lifespans and decreasing birth rates, older adults make up a larger percentage of the population than ever before. In San Diego County, seniors over the age of 65 will make up an estimated 21% of the population by 2030, up from 13% today.
Creating a healthy food system helps us Build Better Health in San Diego by increasing access to healthy and affordable food, by supporting the local economy and food supply chain, and by protecting our natural resources through the support of small-scale farmers and sustainable farming practices.
Health equity means everyone has a fair opportunity to be healthier. Each person has different circumstances and opportunities that can affect their ability to make healthy choices. These factors are also influenced by a person's race or ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and geographic location. These conditions can have positive and negative impacts on a person's ability to live well.