Goal Three: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

The San Diego region enjoys a high quality of life, although challenges still remain. SANDAG's 2021 Regional Plan seeks to improve the way we all move throughout the region while seeking to ensure that we can all lead healthy lives. 
Sustainable Development Goals - Goal 3 Good health and well-being icon

Target 3.1

 By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births.
Indicator 3.1.1:
Maternal mortality ratio.
Indicator 3.1.2:
Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel.

Target 3.2

By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under‑5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births.
Indicator 3.2.1:
Under-5 mortality rate.
Indicator 3.2.2:
Neonatal mortality rate.

Target 3.3

By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases, and other communicable diseases.
Indicator 3.3.1:
Number of new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population, by sex, age, and key populations.
Indicator 3.3.2:
Tuberculosis incidence per 100,000 population.
Indicator 3.3.3:
Malaria incidence per 1,000 population.
Indicator 3.3.4:
Hepatitis B incidence per 100,000 population.

Target 3.4

By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment, and promote mental health and well-being.
Indicator 3.4.1:
Mortality rate attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, or chronic respiratory disease, by disease.
Indicator 3.4.2:
Suicide mortality rate.

Target 3.5

Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol.
Indicator 3.5.1:
Number of Substance Abuse disorders per 100,000.
Indicator 3.5.2:
Alcohol per capita consumption (aged 15 years and older) within a calendar year in liters of pure alcohol.

Target 3.6

By 2030, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.
Indicator 3.6.1:
Death rate due to road traffic injuries, by type of vehicle(s) involved (i.e., bike, pedestrian etc.).

Target 3.7

By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into local and regional strategies and programs.
Indicator 3.7.1:
Proportion of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisfied with modern methods.
Indicator 3.7.2:
Adolescent birth rate (aged 10-14 years; aged 15-19 years) per 1,000 women in that age group.

Target 3.8

Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services, and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.
Indicator 3.8.1:
Coverage of essential health services.
Indicator 3.8.2:
Proportion of population with large household expenditures on health as a share of total household expenditure or income.

Target 3.9

By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water, and soil pollution and contamination.
Indicator 3.9.1:
Mortality rate attributed to household and ambient air pollution.
Indicator 3.9.3:
Mortality rate attributed to unintentional poisoning.

Target 3.B

Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines for communicable and non‑communicable diseases, provide access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines, and, in particular, provide access to medicines for all. 
Indicator 3.B.1:
Proportion of the target population covered by all vaccines included in their national program. 

Target 3.C

Increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training, and retention of the health workforce.
Indicator 3.C.1:
Health worker density and distribution.