Office of Strategy and Innovation

The Office of Strategy and Innovation (OSI) uses strategic planning, effective communication, legislative and policy analysis, and data to support informed decision making to advance the County’s Strategy and the Board of Supervisor's Framework For The Future, in support of the regional Live Well San Diego vision of Healthy, Safe and Thriving communities.

HHSA has an established process for the authorization of requests to conduct research involving HHSA resources and to monitor ongoing research activities. All persons, organizations, and institutions planning to conduct research involving County of San Diego HHSA resources shall obtain written authorization from the Director of the associated HHSA Department/Office, HHSA Compliance representative, and the Director of the Office of Strategy and Innovation (OSI) prior to the start of the research and when there are amendments to research practices, policy, data, or timelines. Please visit the HHSA Research Website for more information.


The Office of Business Intelligence (OBI) provides decision makers timely information, concise risk analysis, and predictive analytics. OBI drives effective decision making and identifies opportunitites for service integration through the use of data reporting and business process analysis. OBI utilizes business intelligence tools such as integrated dashboards, data visualization, data mining, geographic information system (GIS) mapping, and predictive analytics to explain the past, optimize the present, and predict the future.


HHSA Communications works within the Office of Strategy and Innovation to respond to cross-agency media requests, coordinate press conferences, develop outeach in partnership with all departments, assist with graphics and translations and contribute to the overall digital presence.


The Strategy and Legislative Affairs Team supports HHSA with two essential functions. The team tracks and analyzes state and federal legislation that would affect HHSA operations, paying particular attention to those that advance the policy priorities of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. In addition, the team facilitates ongoing strategic and operational planning processes with each HHSA department and division which inform the development of the HHSA Strategic Plan.


The Equity & Strategic Partnerships (ESP) team supports HHSA in achieving health equity outcomes across the San Diego County region with data-driven approaches utilizing both quantitative and qualitative data to support HHSA departments. The ESP team works to plan, facilitate, and organize activities that engage HHSA departments to guide our agency through the lens of health equity and strategic partnerships, cultivating a broader understanding of what the San Diego region needs and providing strategic partnerships to address those needs within our communities.


The Live Well San Diego Support Team equips County staff, contractors, volunteers, community partners and individuals with tools and resources to create healthy, safe and thriving communities in San Diego County and beyond. For more information, email or call 619-338-2895.


The San Diego County Child and Family Health and Well Being Report Card is a snapshot published by The Children's Initiative of the overall health and well-being of San Diego County's children and families. Published every odd calendar year, the document is a resource that can be used by policymakers, advocacy organizations, community members, and service-providers for informed discussions about issues related to the children and families in our community.


For more information about the Office of Strategy and Innovation, email or call 619-515-6555.