VIDEO: Live Well Advance Unites Community for Collective Impact

Nearly 1,800 Live Well San Diego Partners and community members gathered on Monday for the fourth annual Live Well Advance and School Summit, a daylong conference to share strategies that promote the County’s vision of a health, safe and thriving region.

Uniting for Impact was the theme of the event, held at the San Diego Marriott Marquis. Sessions covered a variety of topics including person-centered care, make our regional economy more inclusive, creating a healthy school climate, using wellness initiatives to create a culture of psychological safety and learning interventions, tools and resources to make our schools safer for students.

Homelessness was front and center with both a breakout session and the keynote address focusing on the issue. Roseanne Haggerty, president and CEO of Community Solutions, encouraged attendees to unite and lean on San Diego’s reputation for innovation to come up with creative solutions to end homelessness. Community Solutions is a New York City-based nonprofit organization that works to achieve a lasting end to homelessness.

Haggerty also moderated a session designed to bring together diverse San Diego community leaders to talk about developing a broad community strategy to maximize the effort to make a significant impact on the homelessness issue.

For the first time ever, the annual Live Well School Summit on Student Engagement and Attendance was held in conjunction with the Advance. Sessions included sharing local resources for schools, staff, students and families; tackling chronic absenteeism; and making schools safer by improving school, community and parent communication.

Tom Christensen is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact