Current Projects

CCH operates comprehensive community wellness programs, funded by the Department of Agriculture through the California Department of Public Health’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency. The following programs foster and support collaborative partnerships to engage Californians, especially those in communities experiencing health disparities, to increase access to and consumption of healthy foods and beverages, increase safe physical activity opportunities, and increase food security with the goal of preventing obesity and other lifestyle related chronic diseases.

Retail Program creates innovative partnerships with supermarkets, grocery store chains, independent markets, restaurants, and produce industry stakeholders to increase the purchase and consumption of fruits and vegetables among low-income families.

Worksite Wellness Program​

Worksite Wellness Program engages businesses in sectors that employ large numbers of low-wage workers, such as the hotel industry, retail, and agriculture to promote healthy workplace policies and environmental conditions for healthy eating and physical activity.

School Wellness Program​

School Wellness Program empowers low-income elementary school-aged children to eat healthy and be active by providing evidence-based tools and resources and establishing coordinated school health efforts with multiple stakeholders.

Faith-Based Wellness Program​

Faith-Based Wellness Program collaborates with faith organizations across religious sectors to improve health outcomes and food security in low-income communities through policy, systems, and environmental changes and culturally relevant nutrition education.

Live Well @ Work​

Live Well @ Work Initiative, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and First 5 San Diego through the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency as part of its Live Well San Diego initiative, aims to improve cardiovascular health through increased use of clinical preventive services. Live Well @ Work also includes a lactation component which works toward reducing childhood obesity rates by promoting lactation supportive work environments.

The Inland Desert Training and Resource Center​

The Inland Desert Training and Resource Center (TRC), funded through the California Department of Public Heath, is a comprehensive resource hub serving five counties (Imperial, Inyo, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego) in their local implementation of community health initiatives around food security, nutrition education, and obesity prevention. The TRC provides capacity building services on topics, such as community engagement, built environment, partnership development, health equity, farmers’ markets, school wellness, and more.