Contact Information
Center for Health Impact Evaluation
Chief Science Office
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

313 N. Figueroa St., Rm 608
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 288-8673
Fax: (213) 250-2594
Email: CHIE@ph.lacounty.gov
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About Our Center
Welcome to the Center for Health Impact Evaluation website! We are part of the Chief Science Office at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH). We work with DPH and external partners to conduct Health Impact Assessments, studies that assess the health and other impacts of policies, plans and projects in sectors where health is not necessarily the main focus. We also collaborate with other DPH programs to conduct economic evaluations and other analytic studies of public health programs and policies.  

To conduct our studies, we rely on a variety of quantitative and qualitative tools such as statistical methods, simulation modeling, focus groups, and interviews with key stakeholders. Our work helps the Department of Public Health, other agencies, and the general public assess the degree to which our programs are achieving their goals and understand the potential impacts of future policy decisions.
New Releases
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DPH’s Center for Health Impact Evaluation recently released the report: Recent Trends in Mortality Rates and Causes of Death Among People Experiencing Homelessness in Los Angeles County
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DPH’s Center for Health Impact Evaluation recently released the report: Los Angeles County Cannabis Dispensary Premise Survey: Follow-up Survey of Licensed Dispensaries
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DPH’s Center for Health Impact Evaluation recently released the report: Health Equity Implications of Retail Cannabis Regulation in Los Angeles County
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DPH’s Center for Health Impact Evaluation recently released the report: Recent Trends in Adult Use of Marijuana (LA Health Brief)
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Mission Statement
Through rigorous analysis and authentic community engagement, advance the consideration of health impacts in public policy development and implementation to promote health equity in Los Angeles County.


Key Functions
  • Assess the health impacts of policies and programs in Los Angeles County

  • Conduct economic evaluation in public health

  • Disseminate reports, publications and data to decision-makers

  • Provide guidelines, protocols, and resources to facilitate analyses

  • Contribute to advanced use of health impact assessment by participating in local and national workgroups, advisory committees and expert panels



 
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