The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH)
spearheads a county-wide community health planning
effort every five years to develop a Community Health Assessment (CHA)
and a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) with
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
Service Planning Area (SPA) Data Reports
A new Community
Health Assessment for Los Angeles County is currently
Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
The CHIP is a strategic plan for DPH and community partners to collaboratively improve community conditions and the health of all Los Angeles County residents over five years. The proposed goals, objectives, and strategies outlined in the CHIP require collaboration among diverse partners, both inside and outside of the health sector, to create healthy communities. Drawing from key findings in the CHA, the plan integrates community stakeholder input gathered from community meetings held throughout Los Angeles County.
For more information about the CHIP and coalitions
working on CHIP strategies, please go to:
Think Health LA
CHIP Collaboration: Protection of Public Health Near Neighborhood Oil/Gas Development
DPH is working with various partners to protect public health near oil and gas development operations located in densely populated neighborhoods. The Community Prevention and Population Health Task Force prioritized this CHIP strategy as critical to advance environmental justice in Los Angeles County. Along with DPH’s Environmental Health Program, community partners, funders, and other collaborators, the Office of Planning is exploring possible solutions to protect the health of community members living in close proximity to oil and gas development facilities from chemical and other potentially harmful exposures.
The Department of Public Health released a
report, 'Public Health and Safety Risks of Oil and Gas Facilities in Los Angeles County', in February 2018. This report is intended to provide local policy‐makers with an overview of relevant public health research and investigations. It concludes with an overview of measures to reduce the potential health impacts of living, working, and going to school in close proximity to oil and gas production sites.
We invite partners to learn with us as we explore this public health issue and potential policy solutions. For more information about this collaboration, please contact the Department of Public Health's Office of Planning at DPHPlanning@ph.lacounty.gov.