Office of Planning, Integration, and Engagement Overview

The Office of Planning, Integration, and Engagement (PIE) is responsible for building and managing multidisciplinary teams that focus on resource development, strategic planning and integration, community engagement, and education-sector partnerships and programming. PIE also leads the LA County Department of Public Health's efforts to strengthen collaboration across its 45 programs to maximize impact and advance equitable health outcomes.

PIE consists of the following five units:

Now Recruiting Public Health AmeriCorps Members

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has partnered with AmeriCorps to recruit, train, and support the development of the next generation of public health leaders.

AmeriCorps members engage in community outreach, health education, and resource sharing in the most highly impacted communities located within Los Angeles County. Members are assigned to one of the eight Service Planning Areas (SPAs) in Los Angeles and work to meet the unique health needs of communities within their assigned region.

AmeriCorps members receive a biweekly living allowance, training and professional development, and more.

To learn more or apply, visit the AmeriCorps webpage.

Community Public Health Teams Empower Communities

3 rings Community Public Health Teams (CPHT) is a Public Health project that brings together community-based organizations, health care partners, and Public Health staff. These teams work at the household level, conducting home visits to gather health needs and connect people to care. These teams also work at the community level, inviting people to participate in creating community action plans.

This is a new approach to public health and health care in LA County. Public Health is investing public health infrastructure dollars to implement this pilot project for five years, beginning August 2023. The goal is to build long-term relationships with households, empower communities to define the health priorities that matter to them, and demonstrate that this new way of engagement can support better health outcomes.

To learn more, visit the CPHT webpage.

Seeking Parent Ambassador Leaders (PALs)

Paid Parent Leadership Opportunity!

Parents and guardians of LA County K-12 students are invited to become a Parent Ambassador Leader (PAL)!

PALs will...

LEARN how to support student health and success at school

SHARE resources and information with their school community and develop programs in partnership with their school

GET PAID for the work they do at schools with a $550 gift card!

Program Requirements:

  • School support and approval from the school administrator
  • 20 hour time commitment

PALs is available for English and Spanish speakers. See links below for detailed program requirements.

To apply, visit the PALs application link.

Recognize Teen Mental Health Challenges

The Department of Public Health is pleased to announce the launch of two new, free, online Toolkits addressing teen mental health challenges: A Mental Health Toolkit for Teens and A Toolkit for Parents and Guardians of Teens.

Teen mental health impacts academic performance and overall health and wellness. These toolkits provide teens and parents/guardians access to information, activities, and resources to aid in recognizing teen mental health issues and connecting families to early intervention and treatment options. The toolkit is available in both English and Spanish.