The health of the Orange County community continues to fare well compared to other California counties; the County Health Rankings ranked OC the 4th healthiest county in California. Despite that, the county is experiencing poorer outcomes than in the past on issues such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, we know not all communities experience the same level of health. The 2017-19 Orange County Health Improvement Plan builds off the inaugural 2014-16 plan and continues efforts in four priority health areas: 1) infant and child health; 2) older adult health; 3) obesity and diabetes; and 4) mental health and substance use. Three new areas of interest have been identified for exploration: 1) access to health care; 2) oral health and 3) social determinants of health, which are factors such as economic stability, affordable housing, access to education, and public safety that have an indirect but real impact on individual health.
Making Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost-effective regional public services.
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