A County that is Healthy, Safe and Thriving is the vision that guides the County of San Diego. The County’s Health and Human Services Agency provides a number of core health programs. At the State of the County Address on February 10, 2010, Chairwoman Slater-Price announced the launch of a new innovative health strategy to ensure the health and safety of citizens. The County’s Health Strategy Agenda: Building Better Health will serve as the blueprint for improving community health and quality of life over the next decade.
Why is a plan for health needed?
Throughout the nation and locally three behaviors – poor nutrition, lack of physical activity, and tobacco use – contribute to four diseases: heart disease/stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and respiratory conditions, such as asthma. These diseases result in over 50 percent of deaths in San Diego. Improving our health habits will lead to improved quality of life and result in significant savings to taxpayers.