Office of Organizational Development and Training
600 S. Commonwealth Ave. 7th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90005
Main: (213) 637-3940
Fax: (213) 381-1779
Emergency Preparedness and Response Training Unit
The Emergency Preparedness and Response Training Unit coordinates educational opportunities that increase DPH
workforce emergency response readiness. These opportunities include classroom and online training; national collaboration to expand
valuable training resources, share information and refine standards of practice; and the establishment of a public health
training framework to improve knowledge and willing staff response to emergencies. This unit works closely with the Emergency Preparedness
& Response Program and outside partners such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Los Angeles County Fire
Department to effectively execute emergency preparedness exercises and trainings for DPH staff development.
The Leadership Unit was established to oversee and coordinate the leadership curricula that have been
created to enhance the staff's leadership capacity.
The Leadership Unit provides public health staff at various
levels with the opportunity to develop their leadership
skills regardless of role, level, or area of
specialization. This includes skills that can be applied
when confronting and resolving urgent public health
issues. Increasing leadership abilities and
effectiveness of staff working to improve public health
in Los Angeles County will assist in meeting the goals
of the Department. The Leadership Unit works diligently
to see that multiple opportunities are available for
skill development and enhancement. The unit offers
leadership development instruction in several training
courses including: Emotional Intelligence, 7 Habits of
Highly Effective People, Supervisor Development
Program and Public Speaking Levels 1 and 2.
The Leadership Unit also partners with Los Angeles
County-Department of Human Resources to provide courses
for Public Health supervisors and managers. The unit
also assists with the scheduling of the Director of
Public Health Site Visits.
Public Health Training Unit
Health Training Unit (PHTU) coordinates and conducts
trainings and special projects that help align
employee's work with the Department's mission. Aligning
one's work to an organizational mission is essential to
building workforce excellence. Ongoing trainings through
this unit include: New Employee Orientation (Day 2) and
Core Functions of Public Health. These courses build the
foundation of core public health principles.
Additionally, PHTU responds to the emerging topics in
public health that impact the Department's mission and
works to educate employees about such important topics.
Technology Unit offers a variety of both technological
and video production opportunities. Currently, through
the use of webinars, rich-media recordings and video production, the Technology Unit is
able to to enhance the in-class and web-based offerings
for Public Health employees. These technologies provide
a variety of opportunities for DPH employees to learn
and succeed in their careers.
Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and
is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition
of the website, which is the official version.