Special Projects


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County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Chief of Staff/Special Projects Unit
313 N. Figueroa Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Welcome to the Special Projects Unit
The Special Projects Unit is an administrative office housed within the Chief of Staff office responsible primarily for advancing DPH's work around health equity and social determinants of health by fostering efficient internal collaboration, offering data support and policy analysis, and innovating across disciplines and agency boundaries.
question What are Social Determinants of Health?
Social determinants of health are conditions in the environment in which people are born, live, work, play, worship and age. These factors affect a wide range of health and quality of life outcomes.

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Housing and Health

Housing is a fundamental factor in determining health. Immediate health consequences of unsafe, poor quality, and unaffordable housing range from limited access to preventive healthcare and quality food to lead poisoning and increased asthma rates.




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Public health policy can be a law, regulation, procedure, ordinance, administrative practice, or voluntary practice of an institution. Public Health policy should align with DPH's mission to protect health, prevent disease and injury, and promote the health and well being for everyone in Los Angeles County.

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