Community Wellness Vital Signs: Core Community Wellness Indicators for Del Norte and Adjacent Tribal Lands v1.2

Del Norte County and the adjacent tribal lands (DNATL) is one of fourteen places in California participating in Building Healthy Communities (BHC), a ten-year initiative of The California Endowment (TCE). The goal of BHC is to “support the development of communities where kids and youth are healthy, safe and ready to learn.”

This report presents a recommended set of 20 core community wellness indicators developed through a community based process. These core community wellness indicators are intended to give a snapshot of the past and current conditions in Del Norte County and to help guide and assess outcomes resulting from improvement efforts. Community health or wellness indicators are measures that act as barometers for underlying community health. Through regular assessments using a common set of indicators, communities can determine if policy and systems changes are making a difference.

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