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Healthy Communities

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Healthy
Cities

Currently,
Healthy
Communities partnered with the cities listed below. While each community focuses on improving nutrition and increasing physical activity, each Healthy City addresses its unique priorities as determined by the community itself. The widely varying approaches and expertise among the Healthy Cities has created a wealth of opportunities for sharing and learning from one another.

Adelanto Montclair
Apple Valley Ontario
Big Bear Lake Rancho Cucamonga
Chino Redlands
Chino Hills Rialto
Colton San Bernardino
Fontana Upland
Hesperia Victorville
Highland Yucaipa
Joshua Tree Yucca Valley
Loma Linda Healthy High Desert
Snowline Communities

Safe Routes to School – A countywide effort to identify and improve the environment for children to walk and bike to school.

What is a Healthy Community?

A Healthy Community promotes
a positive physical, social, and
economic environment that
supports the well being of its
members. It includes healthy
schools, walkable communities,
transportation options, parks/
open space, adequate housing,
and access to health care.

Why is it Important?

San Bernardino County is the largest county in the contiguous United States with a population of two million living in diverse geographic and civic environments. The health problems facing this region make it imperative that we give priority to the health needs of our residents.

Many modern health problems including obesity, heart disease and stroke, cancer, asthma, stress, and traffic related injuries are impacted by how & where we build our communities.[1] It is for this reason that the planning and health disciplines must work together for healthier future outcomes.

The Program

In 2006, the Healthy
Communities
program was
created as a central point of
contact for health related
issues throughout the county.
We provide technical assistance
to communities throughout
the county giving specific
recommendations for policy and environmental strategies to improve residents’ health. We collaborate on multiple projects throughout the region, partnering with schools, community and faith-based organizations, public and private agencies, and city governments. These partnerships are effective tools for improving health in communities.

[1] Contra Costa County Built Environment Board Order, 10/31/05

 

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