Orange County, CA is a hub of health issues, from diabetes and obesity to mental health and substance abuse. According to recent statistics, the prevalence of diabetes in Orange County is 10.2%, 10.4%, 9.3%, and 10.5%. The rate of obesity is 24.5%, 36.2%, 33.2%, 33.2%, and 27.7%. It's estimated that almost one in six people in Orange County require assistance with mental, emotional, or substance use issues.
The county's mission is to make it a safe, healthy, and enjoyable place to live, work, and play for generations to come by providing excellent and cost-effective regional public services. Adults in the youngest age group were significantly more likely than the general population of Orange County to need treatment or behavioral health services.