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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health Programs

600 S. Commonwealth Ave.,
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6400
Fax: (213) 639-1034
Adolescent Health

The Child and Adolescent Health Program and Policy (CAHPP) unit of the Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Programs provides leadership and guidance to youth-serving organizations and works in collaboration with local, regional, statewide and national organizations to achieve health equity for adolescents & young adults in Los Angeles County.  CAHPP supports the Department of Public Health’s mission to protect health, prevent disease and injury, and promote the health and well-being for all persons in Los Angeles County by working with other DPH and County programs and community based organizations to address various issues of importance to adolescent wellbeing, including: youth homelessness, sexual health, youth justice, boys and young men of color, violence against girls and young women, and the health of youth in foster care.  Key CAHPP partnerships and associated websites are provided below:

DPH Office of Violence Prevention Youth Mental Health Summits - various dates and locations - link to Summit flyer

DPH Youth Advisory Council

DPH Teen Mental Health Toolkit for Parents and Guardians - English & Spanish flyer

California Adolescent Sexual Health Work Group (ASHWG)

California Adolescent Health Collaborative

Los Angeles Coalition to End Youth Homelessness

Our Children LA - Resources for Improving Our Children's Quality of Life

The L.A. Trust for Children's Health

Additional Adolescent Health Resources


Kimberly J. West MD, MPH
Adolescent Health Specialist
(213) 639-6406
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