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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.

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Annual Reports

The Health and Human Services Agency, as the lead agency for the first component, “Building Better Health," has issued reports which detail progress made during these first two years.

2012-2013 Annual Report

2011-2012 Annual Report

2010-2011 Annual Report


2011-2012 Evaluation Framework Summary Oct. 30, 201276 KB
2011-2012 Report and Evaluation Framework Board Letter Oct. 30, 2012733 KB
2010-2011 Report Board Letter Nov. 8, 201177 KB
2010-2011 Building Better Health Board Presentation733 KB
Building Better Health Board Letter  July 13, 2010  59 KB
Building Better Health Attachment A  July 13, 201020 KB
Building Better Health Plan Attachment B   July 13, 2010548 KB
Stakeholder Forums - Q&A  June 9 and 10, 201057 KB