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Los Angeles County Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) is spearheading a county-wide community health planning effort. DPH has worked with community stakeholders to develop a Community Health Assessment (CHA) and a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

Community Health Assessment (CHA)

The CHA is a comprehensive report that describes the health status, health behaviors and health needs of people in Los Angeles County, as well as the neighborhood conditions (the social and physical environment) that contribute to health.

To develop the CHA, DPH led a collaborative planning process to solicit input from community stakeholders on the health measures to be included in the report and also on the report’s content.

The Community Health Assessment was revised in June 2015 to include additional data that separates the "Asian" population group from "Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders" (NHOPI) population group, when possible.

Community Health Assessment 2015 pdf icon

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

The CHIP is a strategic plan for DPH and community partners to collaboratively improve the health of community members in Los Angeles County over the next five years. The CHIP serves as a roadmap for improved health in Los Angeles County. The plan proposes goals, objectives, and strategies for creating healthy communities that will require collaboration among diverse partners, both inside and outside of the health sector.

The CHIP integrates community stakeholder input that DPH obtained from a series of community meetings which are detailed below. In addition, the CHIP draws from key findings in the CHA.

Improving public health will require the talent and commitment of diverse partners. We look forward to collaborating with you over the next several years to implement the CHIP and build healthy communities throughout Los Angeles County.

Community Health Improvement Plan for Los Angeles County 2015 - 2020pdf icon 

For more information about the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and the Community Prevention and Population Health Task Force, please go to:

Community Health Assessment Service Planning Area (SPA) Reports

SPA 1pdf icon  SPA 2pdf icon  SPA 3pdf icon  SPA 4pdf icon  SPA 5 pdf icon  SPA 6pdf icon  SPA 7pdf icon  SPA 8pdf icon

Regional Community Stakeholder Meetings: 12/2014 – 1/2015

SPA 5: January 15th, 9 am to 11am, Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition

SPA 6: January 29th,  9 am to 11:30 am, Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Public Health 

SPA 2: December 8th, 9 am to 11:30 am, Valley Care Community Consortium  

Regional Community Stakeholder Meetings for the CHIP: 9/2014 - 10/2014

In Service Planning Areas (SPAs) 1, 2, 5 and 6, DPH is partnering with existing community health planning groups to prioritize health needs in those areas. To learn more about those efforts, please email the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Development at

In SPAs 3, 4, 7 and 8, DPH will be holding meetings to engage community organizations in the CHIP process and catalyze long-term community health planning. The scheduled dates for these meetings are as follows:

Final List of CHA Indicators:  3/2014

Public Comment Period on Draft CHA Indicators: 12/11/2013 - 1/10/2014

The public comment period on draft CHA indicators is now closed. Thank you for contributing your knowledge and ideas.

Webinar on Draft CHA Indicators: 12/11/2013

The Department of Public Health (DPH) hosted an interactive webinar on December 11, 2013 from 10:00 am to 11:30am. This webinar reviewed our process for selecting draft indicators and data sources for the Community Health Assessment. 

Key Community Stakeholder Meeting: 11/06/2013

On November 6, 2013, over 60 community stakeholders convened to discuss the Community Health Assessment and the Community Health Improvement Plan. A key point of discussion was how to best  collaborate on – and build upon  – the various health assessments and planning efforts that take place throughout LA County.

      To provide feedback or to learn more about our department's CHA and CHIP efforts, contact us at


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