Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW)

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) received $17.8 million for a Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant over a two-year period beginning in March 2010. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), San Diego received the largest award of the 23 communities in the nation that received CPPW funding for obesity prevention.

CPPW was designed to improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and reduce obesity, especially in underserved communities. Through CPPW, the County of San Diego HHSA focused on policy, systems, and environmental changes to make San Diego County a healthier place to live, work, learn, and play. The accomplishments made possible by CPPW laid the groundwork for the County of San Diego’s current comprehensive chronic disease prevention approaches, which are collectively referred to as Healthy Works.

The County of San Diego HHSA worked with several locally contracted partners to execute CPPW efforts:

To learn more about CPPW program impact and accomplishments in San Diego County, review the Healthy Works Grant Summary: Communities Putting Prevention to Work.

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 04/15/2020.