Community Health

Education and Outreach

We know that the choices you make each and every day directly impact your health. Offering one of the largest community clinic education and outreach programs in San Diego County, we help over 100,000 individuals each year to “choose health.”

HIV Services

Offers a coordinated response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through free or low cost services in Spanish and English. Contact: (760) 631-5000 x 7777 or visit NCSD Off the Record and NCSD Connection.

Maternal and Child Health

Offers services to improve the health status of low-income families and children. Contact: (760) 631-5000 x 7113.

  • Nutrition and health classes
  • Parenting and child development classes
  • Parenting support groups
  • Child development screenings
  • Case management services
Youth Development

Teaches life skills, leadership, community involvement, academic support and health education to support the healthy development of our youth. Contact: (760) 631-5000 x 7140.

  • Project REACH after school programs at three sites in Oceanside and Vista
  • STEP UP Mentoring program
  • Teen Clinic outreach and education
  • Health education focusing on the prevention of teen pregnancy, substance abuse prevention, and violence prevention
Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Prevention Programs

Works with partners in education, law enforcement, social services, government, private sector, and teen leaders to reduce smoking and drug use in our community. Contact: (760) 631-5000; North Coastal Prevention Coalition: x 7150; Tobacco Control: x 7165.

  • Smoke-free policies in apartment and condo complexes
  • “Freedom from Smoking” cessation classes
  • Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) community forums
  • Responsible alcohol sales and service training

Visit http://northcoastalpreventioncoalition.org/ or email info@northcoastalpreventioncoalition.org for more information.

Migrant Health & Community Engagement

Provides access to culturally appropriate education and healthcare. We also improve living, working and health conditions through a farmworker focused collaborative. Contact: (760) 631-5000 x 7181.

  • Poder Popular: a community advocacy and civic engagement group
  • Community engagement activities, such as Resident Leadership Academies and SANDAG’s San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan
  • Farmworker CARE Coalition
  • Healthcare for the homeless
Women’s Health

Connects low-income, underserved, under-insured and uninsured women to receive free and low-cost health services including outreach, education and support services. Contact: (760) 631-5000 x 7167.

  • Free and low cost clinical breast exams
  • Mammogram referrals
  • Breast cancer support groups
  • Free cardiovascular disease screening, education and counseling
Clinical Support Services

Helps VCC patients access health care services, obtain insurance coverage for those services, and manage their health. Contact: (760) 631-5000.

  • Door-to-door transportation
  • Application assistance for health insurance and other public benefits
  • A+ Teeth Portable Dentistry Screening program at schools and community agencies
  • Chronic disease management including diabetes, hypertension, depression and ADHD
VCC Outreach

Provides community education about our wide-ranging services and programs. Contact: (760) 631-5000 x 7206.

  • Community-based outreach
  • Educational presentations
  • Health fairs and community events
  • Partnerships with other organizations
  • Insurance Assistance

If you’ve been unable to get health care due to financial difficulty, you may be able to receive low-cost public insurance. Learn more about Insurance Assistance.

Policy and Advocacy

We know that making healthy choices isn’t only a matter of educating our community members. We work as a committed and collaborative partner to impact public health policies at regional, state and national levels.

North Coastal Prevention Coalition

As the fiscal agent for the North Coastal Prevention Coalition (NCPC)’s grants and contracts, we work to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs through community action, education, support and collaboration. Contact: 760-631-5000 x7150.

  • Social Host Ordinances to prevent underage drinking parties
  • Reduce youth access to marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and pro-drug merchandise
  • Support proper disposal of unused prescription drugs through take-back days and permanent drop boxes
Tobacco Control Program

We also work to promote smoke-free environments and prevent youth access to tobacco products through voluntary policies and local ordinances. Contact: 760-631-5000 x7165 or visit NCPC’s Tobacco Control page.

  • Smoke-free policies in apartment and condo complexes
  • Smoke-free outdoor dining policies
  • Reduce youth access to tobacco products, including electronic smoking devices (aka e-cigarettes)

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