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HEALTH PROMOTION 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 are cost effective means of achieving community wellness. Community data guides our planning. We embrace the diversity in our communities and strive to reduce inequities in health status. The majority of our work is community-based within Solano County's diverse neighborhoods.
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Experience & Knowledge of StaffCommunity assessment Public policy development Mechanisms for changing unhealthy community & social norms Coalition building Program Planning Media campaigns 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 Tobacco-free environments; (with Tobacco Free 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 (partnered with Solano Transportation Authority) Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drug Prevention Solano Car Seat Connection Oral Health Education
We also maintain information on: Asthma Education Drowning Prevention Family Violence 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 model 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 our general line: (707) 718 - 3319