Five-Year Project (2018-2023)
The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) has embarked on a five-year Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) project. This project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and provides communities the opportunity to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk of chronic disease. Services will support culturally-tailored interventions to address preventable risk behaviors related to three strategy areas: improved nutrition, increased physical activity, and improved clinical-community linkages. Additionally, targeted tobacco-specific activities have also been integrated into the project that will extend the County of San Diego’s existing commitment to tobacco prevention into neighborhood-level markets and clinical settings.
The San Diego REACH (SDREACH) program will advance systems, organizational, and community-level strategies that encourage healthy behaviors focusing on the reduction of health disparities among African Americans and Latino Americans within the County of San Diego’s Central Region, specifically Mid-City and Southeastern San Diego. San Diego County partners in this project include the following:
- 2-1-1 San Diego (contractor for the clinical-community linkages strategy)
- City of San Diego (contractor for the physical activity strategy)
- Circulate San Diego (contractor for the physical activity strategy)
- San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition (partner in the nutrition strategy)
- YMCA of San Diego County (partner in the nutrition strategy)
- Project New Village (partner in the nutrition strategy)
These efforts support Live Well San Diego, the County of San Diego’s vision for a region that is healthy, safe, and thriving. To learn more about San Diego REACH, review CDHE's San Diego REACH Fact Sheet or contact us by email.
Page last updated 2021