The Health Assessment Unit makes up part of the
Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology (OHAE),
along with the Epidemiology Unit, the Data Collection
and Analysis Unit, and the Institutional Review Board,
in the Department of Public Health. OHAE is overseen by
the Chief Science Officer.
The Health Assessment
Unit oversees the development of the
Los Angeles County Health Survey (LACHS), a
population-based telephone survey which collects data on
health conditions, health behaviors, and health care
access and utilization of services from a representative
sample of Los Angeles County residents. The unit also
provides data support, along with the other units of
OHAE, for Area Health Officers and their respective
staffs for the purpose of improving community health.
Los Angeles County Health Survey is in the field.