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.
Fun Day & 5K – A free,
regional, community event
promoting healthy lifestyles
to children and their families
as part of a campaign
promoting nutrition & physical
activity. This annual event is
held at the Auto Club
Speedway in Fontana. It
provides a venue for families to be Active Outdoors and have the opportunity to
experience new activities and sports, learn about local recreation opportunities,
and receive health information and screenings. In addition, the event offers a 5K
walk/run/ride (bicycles, strollers, skates, etc.) on the Speedway track! The 2011
Lefty’s event will be held on Saturday, October 1st.
Safe Routes to School – A countywide effort to identify and improve
the environment for children to walk and bike to school.
Active Outdoors – A project with San Bernardino County Regional
Parks that encourages participation in outdoor recreational activities, specifically
highlighting regional amenities.
Program Contact Information
General email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 340 N. Mt. View Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0010
Acting Program Coordinator:
Evelyn Trevino, email@example.com
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. Current statistics for the County of San Bernardino
Fourth most obese region in the United States with two out of three residents considered
overweight or obese
Third highest heart disease rate in the state
71% of school children do not meet the fitness standards
Worst healthy food access in state, with six times as many unhealthy food retail
outlets as healthy
Two thirds of adults are not meeting recommended physical activty levels
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. It is for this reason that
the planning and health disciplines must work together for healthier future outcomes.
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.
 Contra Costa County Built Environment Board Order, 10/31/05