Prevention Initiative

From 2014-2018, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) led the implementation of a $14 million federal grant, Public Health Actions to Prevent Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke, locally known as Healthy Works: Prevention Initiative. This four-year initiative, focused in the City of San Diego, was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

The goal of the Healthy Works: Prevention Initiative was to support implementation of general and specific population approaches to prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, as well as reduce adult health disparities. Specific populations addressed included residents experiencing racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic disparities with uncontrolled high blood pressure or at high risk for type 2 diabetes. These efforts supported the County of San Diego’s comprehensive chronic disease prevention approaches, which are collectively referred to as Healthy Works.

The County of San Diego HHSA has worked with several locally contracted partners to execute the Healthy Works: Prevention Initiative: 

To learn more about the Healthy Works: Prevention Initiative, review the Healthy Works: Prevention Initiative Fact Sheet.

For more information on how Healthy Works is building better health in San Diego County, please visit or contact us at (619) 542-4110.

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Webpage last updated 12/20/2019.