ABOUT

International District Healthy Community focused on the Chinatown-International District (CID), which is home for many immigrants from Asia and the Pacific. Approximately 50% of the residents speak little to no English; many residents are elderly and live in extreme poverty. Furthermore, the statistics for many key health indicators -including frequent mental distress, obesity, unemployment, and violence  -are in the worst quartile in the county. Project partners had a vision for a Chinatown – International District (CID) that is healthy, safe, and livable for residents, businesses, and community members. They project reduced chronic stress, social isolation, and sedentary lifestyles by increasing investments in public spaces and safety, stabilizing and enriching residential and business communities, and influencing key decision-makers and policy around issues affecting the community’s health.