About Us

Health Promotion and Community Wellness Bureau/VibeSolano

The Mission of the Solano County Health Promotion and Community Wellness Bureau is to maximize individual and community wellness by promoting healthy behaviors and environments in our county.  We believe that health education, health promotion, and primary prevention strategies, when planned and implemented with and by the community, are cost effective means of achieving community wellness. Community data guides our planning. We embrace the diversity in our communities and strive to eliminate inequities. The majority of our work is community-based within Solano County's diverse neighborhoods.

For More information, visit: VibeSolano.com

Experience & Knowledge of Staff

  • Community assessment
  • Public policy development
  • Mechanisms for changing unhealthy community & social norms
  • Coalition building
  • Program Planning
  • Media campaigns
  • Built environment and livable communities principles
  • Training & education for health care professionals, individuals & community groups
  • Community organizing & mobilization
  • Classroom presentations
  • One-to-one health interventions
  • Outreach & education
  • Health information & referrals
  • Materials development
  • Technical support
  • Curricula development
  • Program evaluation

      We offer the following programs:

    • Bicycle Helmet and Pedestrian Safety
    • Chronic Disease Prevention
    • Partnering for Livable, Sustainable Communities - Vibe Solano
    • Tobacco Prevention and Education Program - Vibe Solano
    • Healthy Retail
    • Improving Access to Health Foods and Beverages
    • Improving Opportunities for Physical Activity
    • Diabetes Prevention
    • Quit Smoking
    • Senior Falls
    • Safe Routes to School (partner with Solano Transportation Authority)
    • Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drug Prevention
    • Solano Car Seat Connection
    • Oral Health Education

        We also maintain information on:

      • Drowning Prevention
      • Livable Communities

        Health Promotion and Community Wellness Bureau staff works at many levels within the community, often simultaneously. We embrace the Spectrum of Prevention as a helpful framework that describes seven levels of effective community prevention initiatives including:

      • Influencing Policy & Legislation
      • Mobilizing Neighborhoods & Communities
      • Changing Organizational Practices
      • Fostering Coalitions & Networks
      • Promoting Community Education
      • Educating Providers
      • Strengthening Individual Knowledge & Skill

        The Spectrum was originally developed by Larry Cohen based on the work of Marshall Swift. "These levels of prevention are complementary and when used together produce a synergy which results in greater effectiveness than would be possible by implementing any single activity or linear initiative." -The Prevention Institute

        Have a question? Contact us at:  (707) 784-8682