Building Better Health

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. 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.

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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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