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Overview of the San Gabriel Valley

The role of HSGV is considered invaluable in the San Gabriel Valley where there is pervasive fragmentation due to its size (Figure 1)—31 communities and five large unincorporated areas over an area of 400 square miles with nearly 1.8 million residents.1

Figure 1. How fragmentation in the SGV contributes to the need for integrated, collaborative cross sectoral approaches to health and wellbeing.

SGV at a Glance

HSGV Key Milestone Timeline

Key milestones in the development of HSGV and its current work using a multisectoral approach to systems change at the local and regional levels:

  • 2009: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health funds the City of Azusa to address obesity and enhances the YWCA-SGV partnership with SGV stakeholders.
  • 2010: Community organizations join the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership to consider options for establishing a San Gabriel Valley Nonprofit Resource Center.
  • March 2010: President Obama signs the Affordable Care Act into law, which authorized the Accountable Communities for Health Model.
  • 2011: Key SGV healthcare community partners meet to discuss the viability of forming a collaboration utilizing the Building Healthier Communities with YWCA as the backbone organization.
  • August 2015: The YWCA-SGV launches the first “Roadmaps and Intersections Forum,” providing an opportunity for multi-sector information sharing on, best practices, etc.
  • March 2016: YWCA-SGV convenes its healthcare collaborative Steering Committee and agrees to apply to CACHI under the name: Healthy San Gabriel Valley Initiative.
  • 2017: HSGV participants issue a CACHI “Intent to Commit” based on the Building Healthier Communities Model, focusing on integrating systems change.
  • September 2018: YWCA-SGV and the HSGV co-sponsor the LA County Health Agency community meeting on the Health Equity Action Plan.
  • August 2019: HSGV is awarded funding to pursue a multi-sectoral, systems change approach to preventing multiple forms of violence in the City of Azusa.
Overview of the San Gabriel Valley

The role of HSGV is considered invaluable in the San Gabriel Valley where there is pervasive fragmentation due to its size (Figure 1)—31 communities and five large unincorporated areas over an area of 400 square miles with nearly 1.8 million residents.

Figure 1. How fragmentation in the SGV contributes to the need for integrated, collaborative cross sectoral approaches to health and wellbeing.

SGV at a Glance

HSGV Key Milestone Timeline

Key milestones in the development of HSGV and its current work using a multisectoral approach to systems change at the local and regional levels:

  • 2009: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health funds the City of Azusa to address obesity and enhances the YWCA-SGV partnership with SGV stakeholders.
  • 2010: Community organizations join the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership to consider options for establishing a San Gabriel Valley Nonprofit Resource Center.
  • March 2010: President Obama signs the Affordable Care Act into law, which authorized the Accountable Communities for Health Model.
  • 2011: Key SGV healthcare community partners meet to discuss the viability of forming a collaboration utilizing the Building Healthier Communities with YWCA as the backbone organization.
  • August 2015: The YWCA-SGV launches the first “Roadmaps and Intersections Forum,” providing an opportunity for multi-sector information sharing on, best practices, etc.
  • March 2016: YWCA-SGV convenes its healthcare collaborative Steering Committee and agrees to apply to CACHI under the name: Healthy San Gabriel Valley Initiative.
  • 2017: HSGV participants issue a CACHI “Intent to Commit” based on the Building Healthier Communities Model, focusing on integrating systems change.
  • September 2018: YWCA-SGV and the HSGV co-sponsor the LA County Health Agency community meeting on the Health Equity Action Plan.
  • August 2019: HSGV is awarded funding to pursue a multi-sectoral, systems change approach to preventing multiple forms of violence in the City of Azusa.

1Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation: https://laedc.org/wtc/chooselacounty/regions-of-la-county/san-gabriel-valley-2/