To reduce chronic illness people must have access to the basics; healthy foods, health insurance, and convenient access to medical services and facilities. However, health outcomes are about more than access to medical care and individual responsibility. We must also reduce the root causes for chronic illnesses like trauma and environmental factors.
Priorities for creating a healthier Stockton are to reduce chronic disease like diabetes and obesity, but also to reduce trauma and improve mental health.
Backbone: Healthier Community Coalition/Trauma Informed Leadership Team
The mission of San Joaquin County Transforming Communities for Healing is to address the collective trauma that San Joaquin County residents face by advancing policy and systems change, providing community education, and training service providers to implement trauma-informed care.