A staff member and doctor standing around a patient's bed as they are examining the patient

In support of a healthy county, we value both prevention programs and superior health care services. We should reduce chronic disease and socio-economic disparities through health education, promotion of healthy lifestyles and healthy city initiatives, development of outcome-based health services, and increasing the collaboration between and among providers and community-based organizations.

We should also employ a multifaceted approach to expand our capacity to provide quality health care services to all. We should invest in new facilities and technology and expand successful physician training programs at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and Loma Linda University Medical Center. We should support the medical schools serving the county – Loma Linda University, Western University of Health Sciences, University of California, Riverside, and the California University of Science and Medicine. And, we should aggressively recruit medical professionals – collaboratively addressing obstacles such as uninsured/underinsured patients, public health insurance reimbursement rates and business models for physicians.


  • Strengthen our pipeline for healthcare professionals; grow our own
  • Evaluate financial models and collaboration as a way to improve access to healthcare
  • Improve collaboration and partnerships to better treat the whole person

Visit the Community Vital Signs Initiative, 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.