Dear LA County Community,
BARBARA FERRER PhD, MPH, MEd
DIRECTOR, LOS ANGELES COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
As 2019 comes to a close, I want to thank everyone who partnered with Public Health for your dedication and commitment to advance justice and equity in Los Angeles County. We have been blessed this year with outstanding leadership from the Board of Supervisors, our workforce, county department partners, our unions, community leaders, and residents. Collectively, we formed powerful alliances that brought about policy and practice changes in communities, workplaces and schools.
Throughout the year, your efforts helped ensure that residents have the opportunities and resources needed for well-being and good health. Here are just a few highlights from our work together this past year.
While much work remains for us to do in 2020 and the years ahead, a strong foundation has been laid that fosters innovative practices and bold policy changes in a culture of learning and respect. I am so proud to be part of this wonderful Angelino family and am grateful that, together, we will strive to end oppression, discrimination, and violence.
Thank you once again for your partnership, and I wish you a wonderful holiday celebrating with your family and community.