Healthy Communities

Overview

To be a top livable community is to be a healthy one. That means all residents have basic needs met such as access to healthcare, housing, transportation, education, community amenities, safety and opportunity. Valley Vision is hands-on in all of it, emphasizing wellness, economic security and accessible fresh food for all.

Valley Vision has defined the route to get there:

  • Identify health needs
  • Promote social equity
  • Assess conditions to determine health disparities
  • Improve transportation infrastructure
  • Support affordable housing
    • Our goal is to advance opportunities for all the region’s residents to reach their full potential by ensuring access to basic needs, including economic security, housing, transportation, safety, community amenities, and healthcare.

      Our Metric: Improve the quality of life in neighborhoods currently most affected by concentrated poverty—which affects more than 83,000 Sacramento residents—by increasing service levels, investing in those neighborhoods, and reducing the number of census tracts in concentrated poverty by 10 percent in 10 years.

      • Track and communicate key data points to bring to the surface health needs in the region.
      • Mobilize action around under-addressed health needs in the Capital region and San Joaquin and Solano counties.
      • Have a committed coalition and action plan in place to address concentrated poverty.
      • Advance regional health mobility and transportation goals.
      • Improve access to broadband as a critical service for all regional residents.
      • Improve educational and job opportunities in underserved communities by providing access to and training on computers for students and their families.
    • By actively working to create and improve systems that touch hospital, transportation, education, and community institutions in order to improve people’s ability to live healthy lives.

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Featured Projects

BROADBAND

We live in a digital age, where it is critical that all members of the community have access to the Internet. Broadband infrastructure is necessary for access to information for education, healthcare, government, public safety, …

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COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PLAN: SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY

Recognizing the need for targeted, coordinated priorities and goals to drive change, more than 100 stakeholders contributed to the development of the Community Health Improvement Plan for San Joaquin County (2016-2019).  The CHIP was created to guide …

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COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENTS

Nonprofit hospitals in California are required by state and federal law to conduct community health needs assessments (CHNAs) every three years and to use the results to develop implementation plans to improve community health. CHNAs …

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Blogs

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Essential Elements for the Future of the San Joaquin Valley

On November 8th, Valley Vision had the opportunity to participate in West Hills Community College’s Essential Elements for the Future of San Joaquin Valley conference. This year’s conference brought together experts and practitioners in agriculture …

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A Wellness Policy for the 21st Century

Last week the Sacramento Bee ran an op-ed about work undertaken by Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) and community partners in revising the district wellness policy. The op-ed, co-authored by Amber Stott of the …

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Our Broadband Plan for 2017

As the global economy continues its transformation into a digital economy – with smart cities, smart cars, cloud computing and the quickly evolving Internet of Things – broadband connectivity, or high-speed Internet access, has become …

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