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Action for Healthy Communities

Taking the Community’s Pulse

Achieving goals in seven areas to improve the quality of life for all who live in San Luis Obispo County was the ambitious agenda of Action for Healthy Communities – a collaborative effort of individual agencies with public and private organizations. 

A benchmark study was completed in 1999 on the premise that “…community improvement, sustainability, and program success are closely tied to the assessment of needs, evaluation of community goals, and the development of appropriate responses,” according Applied Survey Research.

Results, which include the analysis of over 40 key Quality of Life Indicators, are being used to make critical decisions affecting basic needs, education, economy, health, natural environment, public safety, and social environment of the County. In this way, the overall health of our community is assessed, so that steps can be taken to improve it.

For questions and inquiries, please contact Len Smolburd, Grants Manager, at (805) 543-2323.

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