NICHQ and The San Diego Weight Collaborative
The Chula Vista Elementary School District is a collaborative partner in many local, state and national projects. In 2011, the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) Collaborate for Healthy Weight project selected the San Diego Healthy Weight Collaborative (SDHWC) made up of representatives from primary care, public health and various community agencies (including the CVESD) as one of ten teams nationwide to develop a systems approach to childhood obesity starting in the western Chula Vista community.
Partnerships and relationships developed through the collaborative process maximize time, talents, and resources of the participating organizations and benefit all (Click here to view a short SDHWC video). The CVESD is considered a community leader in the ongoing development of a systems approach to improving the health and wellness of all district students and was recently recognized as the 2012 County of San Diego Public Health Champion for the South Region.
SDHWC Partners include-
Scripps Mercy Family Medicine Residency
County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency & Public Health Department
American Academy of Pediatrics, CA Chapter 3
San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative
Network for a Healthy California
University of California San Diego
Chula Vista Community Collaborative
YMCA Childcare Resource Service
& Chula Vista Elementary School District
Chula Vista Community Collaborative (CVCC)
The Chula Vista Community Collaborative (CVCC) draws together all sectors of the local community to develop and coordinate strategies and systems that protect the health and safety of residents; increase economic resources, promote local leadership, enhance the environment; and contribute to the celebration of and respect for, cultural diversity.
The CVCC is the umbrella organization for a variety of programs and committees. The most notable infrastructure of the CVCC is the network of Family Resource Centers that have been created and sustained by a collective community effort.
Family Resource Centers offer a full range of family support services for the community of Chula Vista;
- Family advocacy
- Parenting classes
- Support groups
- Health insurance enrollment assistance (0-18)
- Employment preparation and search
- Emergency food and clothing
- Linking to extracurricular activities
- Referrals for counseling
- Pregnant/parenting teen support
- Volunteer/community service learning opportunities
- Information and referral to other agencies
- Paperwork assistance (limited/case by case)
- Adult education classes with free childcare
- Food Stamp screening assistance
- Energy assistance
- Kinship services
City of Chula Vista Recreation Department "The Heart of the Neighborhood"
The Recreation Department is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the residents of Chula Vista by providing diverse recreational, social, educational, and cultural programs. “We enrich our community through recreational opportunities and services” by providing a citywide system of swimming pools, community centers, gymnasiums, a senior center, sports fields, and a myriad of special events. Our vision is a community that achieves learning, self-discovery, balance, and essential life skills through recreation.
Boys and Girls Club of South County “A Positive Place For Kids”
The Boys & Girls Club of Chula Vista has merge with the Imperial Beach program to become the Boys and Girls Club of South County. The clubs offer a variety of programs and services designed to meet the needs of young people in the community. The programs and activities strive to provide "fun with a purpose." They address issues that affect today's youth and give them the tools needed to face the daily challenges of growing up. Club members participating in our programs build confidence, gain useful skills, and most importantly, enjoy themselves on a daily basis.
South Bay Family YMCA & Border View Family YMCA
Both YMCA programs provide childcare services and after school programs to CVESD students. Visit their websites to see which CVESD schools have childcare and/or after school programs, and additional services offered.
Chula Vista Olympic Training Center (CVOTC)
The U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista is the first USOC training facility to be master-planned from the ground up and is dedicated to the development of America's future Olympic athletes.
The Training Center rests on a 155-acre complex adjacent to Lower Otay Lake in San Diego County. The center has sport venues and support facilities for numerous Olympic sports: archery, canoe/kayak, BMX cycling, field hockey, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and home to the newest venue beach volleyball.
The Center, which officially opened in June 1995, not only benefits thousands of Olympic hopefuls, but serves local youth and citizens nationwide.
The Chula Vista Elementary School District has had a unique partnership with the CVOTC, with a community classroom on the training center site. Since September of 1995, thousands of CVESD students have visited and participated in the District’s Exercise the Dream program emphasizing healthy lifestyles.
For more information on the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center, directions, tours and events.