Brief summary of P4SPartnerships 4 Success (P4S) aims to reduce substance use among the Latine/x population in the South Bay and Border communities of San Diego County. Our focus is on the unfair community trauma that shortens life span and leads to substance use, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), community trauma, and shortened lifespan of people who live, work, or play in these communities.
The Problem & The SolutionFrom 2020 to 2022, our comprehensive research illuminated two critical public health concerns that emerged during the pandemic:
- Information Gap: A significant information gap disproportionately affects our Spanish-speaking community members in the South region. This knowledge deficit hinders their ability to navigate daily life effectively, posing a substantial public health challenge that necessitates tailored preventative solutions like our program.
- Park and Green Space Inequities: Our communities grapple with disparities in access to parks and green spaces, hindering physical and mental wellness for community members.