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County San Diego Honors Boys & Girls Club of South County With Public Health Champion Award

Apr 08, 2018 10:43AM ● By Paul Spear

County San Diego Honors Boys & Girls Club of South County With Public Health Champion Award

County Honors 19 People, Groups for Work in Public Health  

Nineteen people and organizations were honored by the County  Friday for their achievements in improving the health and well-being of local residents including the Boys & Girls Club of South County. 

Aaron Ruiz, unit director for the Boys & Girls Club of SC was present to accept the award presented at the County Headquarters on Friday. Aaron went on to say that The Boys & Girls Club of South County is now a partner with the County of San Diego Health Department. SaId Aaron, "It was a big honor to be in a room and receive an award with people like UCSD and San Diego State University. We are very excited about the services we will be able to offer the community."

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency presented the honors during its annual Live Well San Diego Public Health Champion Awards Ceremony. This is the County’s signature event held in recognition of the American Public Health Association’s National Public Health Week, from April 2-8, 2018.

Established in 2002, the awards recognize public and private collaboration of people and organizations that have made contributions to improve the health and overall quality of life of local residents. The recipients embody the County’s Live Well San Diego vision to promote healthy, safe and thriving communities.

 SOUTH REGION—The Boys & Girls Clubs of South County
The Boys & Girls Clubs of South County has been serving South County communities for more than 56 years. The organization provides a safe environment and assists youth in developing qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. Youth get relevant, everyday care and diversified individual and group services, with special interest in meeting the needs of low-income members.


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Paul Spear, Publisher, and Editor of Dig Imperial Beach 


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