-- Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director, Department of Public Health
The Center for Health Equity’s mission is to ensure that everyone in LA County has the resources and opportunities needed for optimal health and well-being throughout their lives. The Center strives to advance racial, social, economic and environmental justice in partnership with committed County partners, local organizations and community members.
The Center will augment existing health equity efforts in communities and seeks to:
Read the Center’s Principles of Equity developed by the Community Prevention and Population Health Taskforce and adopted by the Center.
To accomplish our work, the Center is organized into three main teams:
The Data & Policy team uses data and storytelling to raise consciousness about inequities, drive decision-making and motivate actions to change policies and systems.
The Partner Engagement & Collaboration team leads efforts to support community partnerships that advance racial, social, economic and environmental justice, and amplify community voices to drive decision-making and ensure accountability.
The Internal Operations & Workforce Development team strengthens organizational readiness and capacity to plan, develop, implement and evaluate programs, practices, policies and budget decisions with a health equity lens.