Healthy Communities

WRCOG's members recognize the pivotal role of health in realizing our shared vision for a sustainable and economically vibrant future. WRCOG is committed to supporting improved health outcomes in the subregion by leveraging our unique ability to forge partnerships and create regional solutions for local challenges.  Our health focus includes increasing access to healthcare, improving air quality and the built environment, and supporting healthy communities initiatives. Through these efforts, WRCOG strives to help jurisdictions create communities that foster healthy eating and active lifestyles.

WRCOG Health Initiatives


Healthy Communities Element (HCE) Template (PDF): A tool created in partnership with the County of Riverside Department of Public Health to provide policy guidance for jurisdictions by connecting key elements of health, economics, social welfare, and the environment.

Health Indicators Memorandum (PDF): A document prepared in collaboration with the Health Subcommittee that describes priority health concerns in Western Riverside County. The Memo provides baseline information to local jurisdictions to assess the health co-benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Healthy Communities Briefs: WRCOG launched a series of briefs to advance knowledge of health issues in Western Riverside County and to serve as an informational tool to explore current health topics, strategies for change, and examples of success.

Ways to Get Involved


The Riverside County Health Coalition (RCHC) and Healthy Cities Network (HCN) were formed to help unify public and private sectors's efforts to promote healthy environments, encouraging healthy behaviors.