To address health disparities, social and structural determinants of health barriers and facilitate economic integration for minorities, foreign born, underrepresented, underserved populations in United States and beyond through education, literacy, equity, advocacy and positive social change.
Community Wellbeing began in 2019 as Community Wellbeing San Diego, as a 501(C)3 non-profit organization in San Diego California. Our vision is to be the sustainable common ground for better health, equity and foster meaningful opportunities. Our impact approach for path to wellness and development is through culturally responsiveness services to communities in need to address health and social drivers of health barriers towards achieving overall community wellbeing.
Health Literacy Levels
The lack of education and health literacy among communities at risk is manifold causing a direct and indirect impact on their sense of empowerment, low socio-economic status, health care and ultimately poor health.
United States: Only 12% of Americans are considered proficient in their health literacy skills. Improving health literacy could prevent nearly 1 million hospital visits and save over $25 billion a year