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Communities of Focus

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Improving health where outcomes are poorest

Why your zip code matters

If you live in a Community of Focus, you may experience some of the poorest health outcomes in the county.

We want to change that. We’re fine tuning our work and services in our Communities of Focus to ensure our most vulnerable residents have every opportunity to be healthy. 

People who live in Communities of Focus have a life expectancy four years less than those who live in adjacent zip codes.

We improve health in Communities of Focus through:

  • Customer service
  • Partnerships
  • Investments
  • Community ownership

You can make these commitments to help Communities of Focus:

  • Participate in cross-sector partnerships.
  • Focus your own resources on Communities of Focus.
  • Use strategies like participatory budgeting to increase civic engagement.
  • Empower people in Communities of Focus to lead work.

Contact the Office of the Director to collaborate with Communities of Focus at or (253) 798-6414.