San Diego, California

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Karen Smith, MD, MPH – Director and State Public Health Officer
    • General Public Information: (916) 558-1784
  • Nick Macchione – Director, Health and Human Services Agency, San Diego
    • (619) 515-6555
  • Carol M. Davis, MSPH, CPH— Deputy Regional Director
  • San Diego City Council:
    • District 1: Barbara Bry— 619-236-6611
    • District 2: Jennifer Campbell – 619-236-6622
    • District 3: Chris Ward— 619-236-6633
    • District 4: Monica Montgomery—619-236-6644
    • District 5:  Mark Kersey—619-236-6655
    • District 6: Chris Cate—619-236-6616
    • District 7: Scott Sherman —619-238-1360
    • District 8: Vivian Moreno—619-236-6688
    • District 9: Georgette Gomez —619-236-6699

Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 6,874 cases of cancer in men in San Diego County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 413.65/per 100,000 (0.413%) compared to California’s 416.86 (0.416%)

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 1607 cases of prostate cancer in San Diego County, California.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 92.28/per 100,000 (0.092%) compared to California’s 91.72 (0.091%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 112 cases of testicular cancer in San Diego County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 6.41/per 100,000 (0.006%) compared to California’s 5.91 (0.0059%)
  • Resources:
    • Cancer Angels of San Diego: a local nonprofit organization which primarily focuses on providing direct financial relief for stage IV patients in San Diego County.
    • Cancer Care: professional oncology social workers provide free emotional and practical support for people with cancer.
      • www.cancercare.org

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, San Diego County recorded a 170.4 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.17%).

Stroke

  • From 2014-2016, San Diego County recorded a 34.6 stroke death rate per 100,000 in men (0.034%).
  • Resources:
    • San Diego Cardiac Center: provides cardiovascular prevention, diagnosis and intervention treatment.
      • (858) 244-6800

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • UC San Diego Health: offers diabetic care by providing newest proven therapies, technologies and therapeutic lifestyle to manage diabetes.

Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 3,353 men in California committed suicide. (Population: 19,647,553)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 16.62/per 100,000 (0.016%)
  • Resources:
    • San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council— The San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council (SPC) is a collaborative community-wide effort focused on realizing a vision of zero suicides in San Diego County.
      • (858) 609-7960

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 24.5% of men in California were Obese.
  • “California’s adult obesity rate is 25.1%
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program
      • General Information: (619) 542-4100
  • San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative: a public-private partnership focused at reducing and preventing childhood obesity through policy, systems, and environmental change.
    • (858) 609-7961

*state statistics