Community Vital Signs is a community-driven effort in partnership with the County of San Bernardino to establish a health improvement framework. It is intended to implement the Wellness Element of the Countywide Vision by setting evidence-based goals and priorities for actions that encompass policy, education, environment, and systems change to ensure quality of life; improve and sustain education and workforce; and attract economic development.

Community Vital Signs will provide an in-depth analysis of the current health of the County of San Bernardino, and develop evidence-based goals and priorities to align with national and statewide efforts through Healthy People 2020 and Healthy California 2020. The resources gathered will assist organizations and agencies in the County to develop or enhance programs and policies to better meet the needs of residents.

According to community feedback in 2013, educational attainment was the top priority for San Bernardino County. This brief video demonstrates why education matters more to health than ever before.


Footage from Community Vital Signs engagement meetings was featured at the 2014 State of the County.  This is a one-minute excerpt from this exciting evening:


View the full 30 minute presentation here.

What's New

2013 Live Well, Age Well Summit

What defines healthy living, wellness, and aging has expanded over the past decade.  The 2013 Live Well, Age Well Summit on November 14 was a tremendous success.  A partnership between the Community Vital Signs Initiative and Senior Affairs Commission, the summit brought together leaders and stakeholders from business, education, community safety, faith and community organizations, housing, government, health and human services, and planning and transportationl empower community members to generate a framework for sustainable health improvement in our communities. 

Thank you to everyone that attended the Summit and participated in 23 Community Engagement meetings to provide feedback on community data and prioritize the indicators that are essential to addressing the health crisis in our county.  Click the Meetings and Resources page above for the Summit program, the 2013 Our Community Vital Signs Report, a summary of the Community Engagement meetings and priority indicators, and Summit presentations. 

Click here for a special video message from Janice Ruthorford, Chair of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

Community Vital Signs In the Press:

Education tops list of priorities for San Bernardino County residents