Community Wellbeing San Diego (CWSD), a 501(C)3 non-profit organization was founded on the need to fill in gap for limited health information and community resources communication impacting communities in need, to support health improvement for communities and close the health disparity gaps.
Many diverse communities in San Diego County — face health disparities that, affect their wellbeing. Improving health outcomes remains as one of the most essential approaches to achieving community wellbeing.
While socioeconomic factors such as race, ethnicity, age, income, and employment have been recognized as important indicators of health outcomes, the significance of health literacy in affecting health outcomes has been largely overlooked. The American Medical Association indicates that poor health literacy may be one of the stronger predictors of health outcomes among all factors.
The intricate, ecological association among individuals and their health requires a correspondingly multi-faceted approach.
Community Wellbeing San Diego (CWSD) focuses on advocacy addressing community health improvement using strategic, multidimensional approaches to understand, evaluate, and implement programs such as health literacy improvement for targeted communities.
We believe that addressing the social determinants of health through health promotion & education efforts will make the biggest impact.
To reduce health disparities and improve the overall wellbeing of underserved communities by
providing health literacy improvement services, health promotion education and training, supportive services using diverse community engagements and partnerships
With multidimensional approaches aimed towards:
culturally appropriate programs addressing community health and literacy needs
promote solution driven engagements and collaborations
nurture effective communication and understanding health literacy and aligned needs
accessibility of available community and supportive resources to address needs
focus on capacity building and continuous improvement delivery approaches — with proven evidence-based practices to improve health outcomes in address inequities with health and supportive services programs
foster collaborative partnerships that allows combination of aligned resources and efforts effectively and efficiently towards improving health and overall community wellbeing.
Uchey Dijeh DrPh MPH
Diana Naboulsi, MSc
Nia Price, RN MPH
Michael Kipper, MD
Founder & President
Uchey Dijeh is an executive professional with over 10 years of progressive experience in academic and healthcare environments, including extensive project management with non-profit organizations, research administration, and community health improvement initiatives.
Her public health passion is in community health partnerships and outreach, health policy advocacy, and population health improvement strategies for communities in need.
Diana Naboulsi is an aspiring physician-scientist who is passionate about bringing high-quality and innovative healthcare to underserved populations globally. For as long as she lives, she is dedicated to fighting for human rights.
As a third-culture kid who values diverse work environments, Diana feels fortunate to have co-created this non-profit and to contribute to its mission alongside unique, empowering women.