What is the quality of life like in San Luis Obispo County? Do residents feel safe? Are there enough employment opportunities? Do people feel they have access to good schools and services? Is our community healthy? These are just a few of the questions that a consortium of public and private health, education, business, environmental, human service and civic organizations set out to answer when they began the ACTION for Healthy Communities project in the late 1990’s.
As defined, the project goals are:
The first wave of data collection occurred in 1999. The project was updated in 2001, 2003, 2006, 2010 and the 2013 survey represents the sixth report, in which many of the measures have been examined for trends, and some new indicators have been added. ACTION for Healthy Communities provides survey results and data to the community through the Comprehensive Report, Vital Signs – Understanding San Luis Obispo County, and various smaller folios, which will focus on specific areas of interest to the community.For further information contact: ACTION for Healthy Communities, c/o The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County, 550 Dana Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401; Phone: 805-543-2323.
2013 VITAL SIGNS report:
2014 Folio Partners
In an effort to make the rich set of data in the ACTION reports more accessible to the community and to highlight important trends, the steering committee began developing topic specific folios in 2011. These folios bring together data from various chapters in the comprehensive report, supplemented by additional research, to tell a story of the quality of life in SLO County. Eight such folios have been developed, ranging on diverse issues such as economic and social stressors, status of children, and healthy community development.ACTION for Healthy Communities thanks the following for contributing to the development and content of our 2014 folios.