Department of Public Health
   
About Us

Mission Statement

To protect and improve the health of all area residents.

ORGANIZATION

The San Fernando Valley Area Health Office, Service Planning Area 2, also called SPA 2, is one of the eight Area Health Offices created with the purpose of planning public health and clinical services according to the health needs of local communities.

The SPA 2 boundaries are as follows:

  • Westlake Village/Calabasas to the West
  • Glendale/La CaƱada-Flintridge to the East
  • Santa Monica Mountains to the South
  • Castaic to the North

It encompasses the four Health Districts of West Valley, San Fernando, East Valley, and Glendale.

The San Fernando Valley Area Health Office provides public health leadership which includes:

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING
Public Health Nurses (PHNs) work in the community providing disease management, health education and resource coordination to individuals and families.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Monitoring compliance and enforcing regulations on food and water safety; housing and institutions; sewage and waste management.

MEDICAL MANAGEMENT
Clinical services for TB and STD; directs communicable disease and outbreak investigations; and offers medical consultation to private sector physicians.

EPIDEMIOLOGY
Collection, analysis and distribution of comprehensive health data and coordination of evaluation services.

HEALTH EDUCATION
Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of health education programs throughout the community.

PUBLIC HEALTH INVESTIGATION
Investigation and enforcement in the areas of communicable disease control, TB, STDs and conduct outreach programs.

PUBLIC HEALTH REGISTRAR
Issuance of birth and death certificates; assistance in reportable diseases. Outbreaks and unusual disease occurrence notification.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT
Clinical records and health information management to support quality and performance improvement; outcome monitoring.



The San Gabriel Area Health Office, Service Planning Area (SPA) 3, is one of eight Area Health Offices in Los Angeles County. SPA 3 covers the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, 720 square miles, with an estimated population of 1.9 million. Its purpose is to plan public health and clinical services based on the health needs of local communities.

The Area Health Office is responsible for assessing health needs, providing services through DHS clinics and community partners, promoting health, preventing disease, and collaborating with community groups to improve the health of SPA 3 residents.

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SPA Boundaries

The West Service Planning Area (SPA 5) includes state owned land, portions of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Coastline state beaches, marinas, and Los Angeles International Airport. Its western border is the Ventura County line. Its eastern boundary runs south along Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Doheny Drive, the eastern border of Culver City, La Cienega Boulevard through the western side of Baldwin Hills and Ladera Heights to Imperial Highway. The northern border follows a number of mountain roads beginning with Mulholland Highway on the west, through state parklands, up the western border of Topanga State Park, and along Mulholland State Beach to El Segundo, forms the Area's southern boundary.



Communities

The SPA 5 communities are listed below:

Malibu/Pacific Palisades (90265,90272) Westwood/Brentwood/Bel Air (90024, 90049, 90077) Century City/Beverly Hills (90067, 90210, 90211, 90212) Santa Monica (90401, 90402, 90403, 90404, 90405) West LA/Cheviot Hills/Rancho Park (90025, 90064) Mar Vista (90066) Palms/Beverly Wood (90034, 90035) Venice (90291) Culver City (90230) Marina del Rey/Playa del Rey (90292, 90293) Westchester/Ladera Heights (90045, 90056)



The San Gabriel Service Planning Area (SPA 3) includes two health centers (Monrovia Health Center and Pomona Health Center). Our centers provide a wide range of public health services to the public. The SPA 3 & 4 Area Health Office provides leadership and management services to the Metro and San Gabriel Service Planning Areas located in the central and eastern areas of Los Angeles County.



About Community Health Services

Community Health Service provides clinical services through 14 public health centers (plus a satellite site on Skid Row), conducts surveillance and medical case management of reportable communicable diseases, contains the spread of communicable diseases, and provides numerous outreach activities to engage the community as active participants to improve the health of residents.

OUR MISSION at Community Health Services

To protect health, prevent disease and promote health and well-being across the life span through targeted population-based interventions and service operations that improve health and quality of life, and reduce health disparities.

OUR VISION at Community Health Services

Communities that promote and sustain healthy living.


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