Your Participation Matters! Tell us what you think!
What health issues concern you the most? What are the strengths of the community? How is the quality of life? Your responses will be used to prioritize public health issues and to take action for a healthier future.
- Be a part of the process - Become a Healthy Yolo committee member. Learn more about the committee functions and time commitments.
Empowered Communities Promote Quality of Life
Healthy Yolo is a collaborative participatory approach that intends to engage and mobilize the community so they may have a voice in addressing public health issues and ultimately improve the quality of life for all in Yolo County.
Healthy Yolo is a process where community members come together to create a common vision of a healthy community, share and understand the specific concerns and strengths of our community, prioritize public health issues, and determine goals and strategies to achieve a healthier Yolo County.
Healthy Yolo will replicate the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) model for use in community health improvement. Learn more about the MAPP model.
Health and Wellbeing
Healthy Yolo focuses on prevention and health and wellness. Health is often defined exclusively by the absence of sickness and disease. However, we believe that health is much broader and that it incorporates physical, mental, and social wellbeing. Health is affected by a wide range of factors that include genetics, behavior, social and economic circumstances, clinical care, and physical environment.
Community health is the product of these factors interacting in complex ways with each other and varying in their impact depending upon individual traits and circumstances. Understanding these factors and how they influence health is critical to efforts aimed at improving the health of our community.
Healthy Yolo in the Community
Healthy Yolo has gathered information from the four community assessments into the Healthy Yolo Community Health Assessment (CHA). The information in the CHA will help us determine the strategic issues that must be addressed to achieve improved health and well-being.
In April 2014, we will have the CHA available on our website for all to view and comment on. We will also be conducting community forums throughout the county sharing the information in the CHA. We encourage everyone to share his or her voice.
137 N. Cottonwood Street, Suite 2100,
Woodland, CA 95695