- Category: Health
- Created on Saturday, 26 October 2013 17:13
San Diego, California - County officials unveiled a new website on Tuesday aimed at helping residents understand how the region is doing across a number of areas related to health, safety and well-being.
The new website, Livewellsd.org, was introduced as part of the third annual report to the Board of Supervisors on Live Well San Diego, the County’s initiative to improve the health and safety of residents that was launched in 2010. Supervisors heard updates from County departments, city and school officials, and community agencies that have joined in working on the initiative.
“The most exciting thing about this effort is that it no longer belongs to the County, but to the region,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Greg Cox. “I think we are starting to see the benefits and rewards of the community’s involvement and participation.”
Two parts of Live Well San Diego focusing on health and safety were discussed on Tuesday. The Board also heard a preview of the third and final part of the plan, which will focus on quality of life issues, and is expected to be unveiled in 2014.
“As the blueprint for Live Well San Diego took shape, we realized that it was going to take more than a singular aim to address the issues we were seeing in our region,” said Helen Robbins-Meyer, County chief administrative officer. “As a result, Live Well San Diego has three phases, focusing on the three major elements of well-being: health, safety and quality of life.”
The new website puts in one location important measures related to Live Well San Diego, including health, education, standard of living, community environments and community involvement. The purpose of the site is to educate residents about the region, and provide resources and opportunities to get involved in Live Well San Diego.
Related to the report, the Supervisors also approved pursuing media partnerships with KGTV/Azteca TV and Clear Channel Radio to promote Live Well San Diego. A health and safety fair for the public, Live Well in Action, was held at the County Administration Center to give residents a close-up look at what different partner agencies are doing in support of the initiative.