PARTNERS REPORT 2015-2016
The Live Well San Diego vision is becoming a reality thanks to the dedication and commitment of Recognized Partners. This is the power of collective impact – working together to accomplish far more than government or any single entity could ever do alone. Live Well San Diego involves partners in all sectors - from cities and government, to businesses and media, to schools and education, to community and faith-based organizations.
Live Well San Diego Recognized Partners have deep and broad reach in the communities they serve. They are going above and beyond in their commitment to a region that is living well. They are thinking about the future by seeking long-term solutions to local challenges. And they are measuring their progress through numerical data and personal success stories. In their pursuit of policy, systems and environmental changes, they are helping to improve the well-being of all 3.3 million residents in the San Diego region.
Business and Media partners have the potential to improve local economies and have a positive influence on the health of employees, customers and communities. Business partners are sharing best practices; advancing initiatives to benefit their workforce and clientele; and enhancing the healthy bottom line of individual companies and economic competition in the region as a whole. Live Well San Diego media partners generously share best practices and events with a region-wide audience.
City and Government partners reach residents and policymakers throughout San Diego County. Partner cities and government organizations, such as the San Diego Association of Governments, are sharing best practices and advancing policies and programs for community well-being. Cities and governments are improving safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists, promoting farmers markets, improving parks and recreation facilities, and working with Resident Leadership Academies that empower and equip residents with tools to change policies in their neighborhoods.
Community and Faith-Based Organizations support individuals and families by sharing best practices and hosting programs that support healthy, safe and thriving communities and congregations. These partners support neighborhood programs; provide materials to encourage at-risk community members to eat more fruits and vegetables and incorporate physical activity into their daily routines; and work with vulnerable populations for disaster preparedness.
School and educational institution partners reach children, adults and families throughout San Diego County. Partner school districts and campuses are advancing policies and programs that support healthy, safe and thriving students, teachers, families and neighborhoods through updated wellness programs, farm-to-cafeteria programs, school gardens, Safe Routes to School, disaster preparedness and environmentally conscious buildings.
The number of Recognized Partners has grown tremendously since Live Well San Diego launched in 2010. The growth from July 2015 to June 2016 remained steady, slightly greater than the previous year. This past fiscal year, 77 additional organizations and businesses were recognized, making a cumulative total of 201 Live Well San Diego Recognized Partners through June 30, 2016.
The total number of Recognized Partners in June was comprised of 14 cities & government partners, 37 business & media partners, 37 schools & education partners, and 113 community & faith-based organization partners. Recognized Partners collectively advance the Live Well San Diego vision by each contributing in unique ways to help move the dial in at least one, if not all the three components of the vision. Based on city and unincorporated county participation alone, the reach of these collective efforts has grown to 2.7 million residents.
This report highlights Live Well San Diego Recognized Partners that submitted their success stories throughout the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Many thanks to all the Live Well San Diego partners!
View a list of all Recognized Partners