Building Better Health

A region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely 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. The County’s Health Strategy Agenda: Building Better Health was adopted on July 13, 2010 and is serving as the blueprint for improving community health and quality of life over the long term.


Throughout the nation and locally, three behaviors – poor nutrition, lack of physical activity, and tobacco use – contribute to four diseases: cancer, heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes and lung disease. These diseases result in over 50 percent of deaths in San Diego County. Improving health habits will lead to a better quality of life and result in significant savings to taxpayers.

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