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Community Wellbeing San Diego

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine
  • Immigrants & Refugees

Location

5203 Caminito CachorroSan Diego, CA 92105 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We improve the wellbeing of underserved communities in San Diego County by reducing health disparities and addressing the social determinants of health in the process. CWSD provides preventive health services, health literacy improvement services, health education and training, social services support, and social networking opportunities within the community that are designed to improve the lives of community members.

Description

Many diverse communities in San Diego County continue to face health disparities that in turn negatively affect their community well-being. Improving health outcomes remains one of the essential approaches to achieving community well-being.

To bring change to these communities, such as closing the health disparity gaps, a community-based organization whose services center on cultural responsiveness is needed. Community Wellbeing San Diego (CWSD), a non-profit organization, was created to address this need.

Effectively reducing disparities and inequities in health is challenging, as there are many contributing elements such as social, cultural, economic, and physical factors surrounding communities that are recognized as significant determinants of health.

The intricate, ecological association among individuals and their health requires a correspondingly multi-faceted approach. CWSD therefore addresses community health outcomes by using strategic, multidimensional approaches to understand, evaluate, and implement interventions such as health literacy improvement for targeted communities.

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