The City of National City is the
second oldest jurisdiction in San Diego County. The City is 9.2
square miles and located in the southern section of San Diego
County. The population of National City is 61,194 people. National City is a unique, culturally
diverse and vibrant community that is experiencing significant
revival in terms of urban development, but historically has been
challenged with high rates of childhood obesity and the prevalence
of chronic disease. In fact, according to San Diego County's
Department of Health & Human Services, the rates of diabetes
hospitalization and mortality are 2.3 times greater in National
City than the County average. National City's median household
income for city residents is 39 percent below the state median.
National City is a proud landmark, and we envision reviving and
creating a more uplifting, cohesive and culturally vibrant
community through beautification with art and gardens to enhance
physical activity and healthy food access for the safety and
well-being of all.
Current Status of Graduates:
The Resident Leadership Academy in National City has convened
six coordination meetings after the RLA training was completed in
November 2011. With regard to implementing their CIPs, the group
has accomplished the following: (1) They have given several
presentations to various groups regarding their efforts (e.g.
Granger School Parent Group, National City - City Staff, Kimball
Elementary School Parents and Principal). (2) Conducted successful
fundraising efforts in collaboration with the City of National City
to support their campaigns. (3) They have met with city officials
and staff to advance their CIPs. (4) The leaders have discovered
new allies, associations, and neighborhood groups to help them
advance their campaigns.
The San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative is partnering
with KyXy 96.5 in its 2013 Get Fit & Thrive Campaign to promote
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