The Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI), the County of San Diego, and The San Diego Foundation have partnered to improve the health and wellness of children and families who interact with San Diego County’s child welfare and juvenile justice agencies. CHMI and its partners convened stakeholders from family-serving organizations and young people with systems-involved lived experiences to form the “Strong Families, Thriving Communities” coalition.
The coalition has identified solutions, called Bold Action Steps, that address the social determinants of health for San Diego’s children and families – including access to education, transportation, behavioral health and substance abuse treatment, nutrition and exercise, and community safety, among others. Strong Families, Thriving Communities leverages public and private partners working together to implement these Bold Action Steps, which will improve the overall environment that contributes to the health and well-being of children and families that interact with child welfare and juvenile justice agencies.
CHMI will support Strong Families, Thriving Communities in accomplishing its Bold Action Steps by managing regional collaboration, facilitating connections between partners, helping to align resources in San Diego County, and celebrating the community's successes. Creating stronger, more resilient families will, in-turn, build a better quality of life for all San Diego residents.