The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) works to protect and improve health and well-being in the largest county in the United States. Los Angeles County is home to over 10 million residents and a travel destination for millions each year.
One of the Department’s top priorities is to advance health equity. Research has increasingly shown that social and economic conditions contribute to approximately 40% of community health and longevity. Public Health is committed to reducing health disparities through collaborations with a wide-range of partners. The Department strives to support policies, practices and programs that lead to healthier environments.
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Health Equity Tool
Together with Human Impact Partners, we created an Equity Lens Tool for health officials and their staffs to use in the context of COVID-related decision making.View Tool
2020 Transition Paper
The next Administration and 117th Congress must implement policies to address COVID-19, substance use, systemic racism, and other health threats.Read Paper