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December/January 2020Vol. 20, No. 10Live Well San Diego

The Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families grant cluster, funded by the Children's Bureau in fiscal year 2019, promotes the use of primary prevention strategies to improve the safety, stability, and well-being of families through community-based services and supports. One of those projects, Live Well San Diego (LWSD), uses a trauma-informed lens to promote health, well-being, and safety. The goal of LWSD, which is spearheaded by San Diego County Child Welfare Services and includes a network of nearly 400 partners, is to promote better health, help citizens live safely, and ensure all members of the community thrive.

LWSD uses four strategic approaches to improve the community members' health, knowledge, standard of living, community, and social functioning:

  • Building a better service delivery system
  • Supporting positive choices
  • Pursuing policy and environmental changes
  • Improving the social services culture 

For more information about LWSD, visit