NEXT STEPS

Moving into its seventh year, the Live Well San Diego vision grows more vibrant and continues to reach more individuals, communities and organizations throughout the San Diego region. Signature events, such as Love Your Heart and the Live Well San Diego 5K, will continue to bring individuals, families and organizations together in support of healthy, safe and thriving communities. Recognized Partners in every sector continue to join the movement, bringing their commitment and expertise and expanding the reach of collective efforts through innovative programs and services. Many of these partners are tracking results that highlight the positive influence of their activities, often done in collaboration and integration with the County of San Diego and other partner organizations, and aligned with the Top 10 Live Well San Diego Indicators. With a focus on diverse communities, the vision of a region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely and Thriving will continue to become a reality for more and more San Diego County residents.

 

County government is creating new opportunities for partners to stay engaged and connected. The Live Well San Diego Advance, scheduled for November 2016, is a half-day conference where Live Well San Diego Recognized Partners can come together, share best practices and strategize about the direction of future initiatives. Ongoing partnerships with local media, including with KGTV/Azteca America TV, iHeart Media and Real Talk San Diego radio, create platforms for partners to share their best practices and reach new audiences.

 

BUILDING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES THROUGH TRAUMA-INFORMED SYSTEMS INTEGRATION

On June 21, 2016, the County of San Diego joined with San Diego Unified School District, Paving Great Futures, Alliant International University and KPJR Films to host the San Diego premiere of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, a film that uses high-tech animation and personal stories to explain the science and the solutions of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

 

The event provided an opportunity for nearly 300 people to watch the film; learn from a panel of academics, teachers and community members; and participate in meaningful breakout sessions to discuss how the San Diego community can integrate trauma-informed approaches and resilience into local systems, communities, homes, and lives. Additional screenings will be hosted at sites across the San Diego region starting in the fall of 2016 with the purpose of providing a common understanding about trauma and promoting collaboration and best practices to strengthen resilience in communities, families and individuals.

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Resilience Film Screening

ADDRESSING INEQUITIES AND DISPARITIES WITH LIVE WELL COMMUNITIES

Looking at data measures of progress towards the Live Well San Diego vision reveals that some communities and populations are not living well. They have significant health issues, are more affected by crime, and are less engaged in civic activities such as election turnout and other dimensions of “Thriving." These disparities emerge when examining the data through the equity lenses of geographic location, age, race and ethnicity, gender or socioeconomic level.

 

Live Well Communities builds upon the Live Well San Diego vision to focus on addressing population health and health equity first, in the historically underserved southeastern San Diego region and surrounding communities. 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 residents, strengthen services, and produce meaningful improvements in the lives of San Diegans.

 

Community feedback gathered in May 2016 informed the County’s application to the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, a partnership between the Aetna Foundation, the

Live Well Communities

American Public Health Association and the National Association of Counties and administered by CEOs For Cities. San Diego County was recognized as one of six innovator cities and counties, and over the next two years will report back with measurable results about how southeastern San Diego is coming together for improved health and wellness.

IMPLEMENTING A BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ROADMAP

The County of San Diego, with feedback from more than 900 community stakeholders, developed and presented a Ten Year Roadmap – a major endeavor that seeks to address the most serious behavioral health issues affecting San Diego County. The goal of the roadmap is to guide planning and funding priorities to improve the quality of behavioral health services and to empower individuals with behavioral health needs to live healthy, safe and thriving lives.

The Roadmap is a dynamic, living document that will be updated annually and will incorporate new priorities based on input from:  family members, individuals with lived experience, providers, schools, faith communities, criminal justice and juvenile justice partners, law enforcement, and healthcare and community organizations; in addition to the Behavioral Health Advisory Board, County leadership, stakeholder groups, behavioral health councils, and other community partners.

EXPANDING MILITARY AND VETERANS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Many Military and Veterans partners are housed in the County’s Military and Veterans Resource Centers. The San Diego Veterans Coalition, together with the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, will continue to actively recruit veteran support organizations as Recognized Partners with the goal of improving access to services among the large military and veteran community in the San Diego region.

 

On November 10, 2016, the County of San Diego is hosting a Veterans Forum for active duty service members, Veterans, Military/Veterans service providers, community-based organizations and community members to learn the latest information on collaborative efforts to serve San Diego County’s military population.

North Inland Live Well Center

SUPPORTING SAFETY WITH A GANG PREVENTION EVENT

Building Better Futures, scheduled for February 2017, will be hosted in collaboration with the North County Gang Commission. The event will focus on gang prevention and

intervention in North County and will include awards for standout organizations, speakers and informational presentations.

 

The programs and events highlighted in this report are just a sampling of the numerous ways that Recognized Partners, community organizations and individuals worked together in year six of Live Well San Diego to advance the shared vision. Together, with the leadership of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and supported by County staff, Recognized Partners are helping San Diegans be healthy, safe and thriving for generations to come.

 

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ADDRESSING INEQUITIES AND

DISPARITIES WITH

LIVE WELL COMMUNITIES

Looking at data measures of progress towards the Live Well San Diego vision reveals that some communities and populations are not living well. They have significant health issues, are more affected by crime, and are less engaged in civic activities such as election turnout and other dimensions of “Thriving." These disparities emerge when examining the data through the equity lenses of geographic location, age, race and ethnicity, gender or socioeconomic level.

 

Live Well Communities builds upon the Live Well San Diego vision to focus on addressing population health and health equity first, in the historically underserved southeastern San Diego region and surrounding communities. 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 residents, strengthen services, and produce meaningful improvements in the lives of San Diegans.

 

On May 4, 2016, the County of San Diego convened a community listening session in Central San Diego, where residents and community leaders from southeast San Diego came together to brainstorm opportunities for collaboration in their communities aligned with the 5 Areas of Influence – healthy, knowledge, standard of living, community and social.

 

The feedback gathered during this session informed the County’s application to the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, a partnership between the Aetna Foundation, the American Public Health Association and the National Association of Counties and administered by CEOs For Cities. San Diego County was recognized as one of six innovator cities and counties, and over the next two years will be reporting back with measurable results about how southeastern San Diego and surrounding cities are coming together for improved health and wellness.

EXPANDING MILITARY AND VETERANS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

SUPPORTING SAFETY WITH A GANG PREVENTION EVENT

Building Better Futures, scheduled for February 2017, will be hosted in collaboration with the North County Gang Commission. The event will focus on gang prevention and intervention in North County and will include awards for standout organizations, speakers and informational presentations.