Office of Planning

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Office of Planning
Department of Public Health
County of Los Angeles
313 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 708
Los Angeles, CA 90012

New Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for 2020-2026

Due to the pandemic, DPH has temporarily suspended the finalization of our next CHIP. See the next steps below for more information. Thank you for your understanding.

What is the CHIP?

The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a community-driven multi-year plan that the Department of Public Health (DPH) develops in partnership with the Community Prevention and Population Health Task Force with involvement from multiple stakeholders.

The purpose of the CHIP is to provide an action-oriented plan that spurs collaboration across sectors on priority community public health issues. The first CHIP for Los Angeles County covered the period of 2015 to 2020. To view the current CHIP, click here.

What's the Focus of the 2020-2026 CHIP?

Section 1: Multi-Year Action Plan for Three Priority Areas

The Community Prevention and Population Health Task Force (Task Force) and DPH are partnering to develop the new CHIP for 2020 – 2026.

Along with various community partners, the Task Force and DPH are examining diverse approaches to achieve bold improvements for three strategic priorities. The Task Force selected these priorities because they reflect an urgent need, racial inequities for who is affected, and the possibility of benefitting from additional collaboration among partners:

Priority Area 1: Violence prevention

Priority Area 2: Environmental Justice, with a focus on protecting public health near oil and gas development sites and preventing exposure to lead (click on the link for more information on this effort)

Priority Area 3: Access to quality affordable housing

Section 2: Compendium of Strategies for Resolving Diverse Public Health Issues

The CHIP will also contain recommended strategies for improving health and the community conditions that influence health in Los Angeles County for a wide variety of public health issues, beyond the three priority areas in Section 1.

Use this section as a guide when selecting possible solutions to different public health challenges.

How Will the CHIP Be Developed and What’s the Timeline?

We developed a discrete community engagement plan for each of the three priority areas of the CHIP, each on a slightly different timeline. Tailored community engagement activities have taken place to date. Feedback collected throughout the process has informed the goals, objectives, and strategies that will be included in the CHIP. Below are developments towards the completion of the CHIP 2020 - 2026.

  • For the violence prevention priority area, the CHIP is leveraging the extensive outreach conducted to inform the new Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) and its strategic plan. Members of the Community Prevention and Population Health Task Force have been weighing in on the development of OVP’s strategic plan and the Office’s priorities through OVP’s Community Partnership Council (CPC).
  • To hear community stakeholders' ideas for policies and strategies requiring multi-stakeholder collaboration in the areas of access to quality affordable housing and environmental justice, Public Health and the Task Force engaged with diverse partners, including but not limited to community-based organizations, academics, residents, and government staff. Community engagement activities included attending existing coalition meetings, conducting key informant interviews, and convening partners to identify, vet, and prioritize potential strategies for Public Health and the Task Force to consider.
  •  After review of recommendations gathered, the Task Force vetted and prioritized  the goals, objectives, and strategies and submitted their recommendations to Public Health for inclusion in the multi-year action plan section of the CHIP.
  •  Public Health sought input from the public and stakeholders on strategies to include in the compendium of strategies.
  • Notes from Affordable Housing Stakeholder Meeting September 5, 2019
  • Notes from Environmental Justice Stakeholder Meeting September 19, 2019

Task Force member, Maryjane Puffer, leads group discussion at CHIP stakeholder meeting

Task Force co-chair, Veronica Flores, opens CHIP stakeholder meeting

Stakeholders engage in group discussions at CHIP stakeholder meeting

*UPDATE: Due to Public Health’s current response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are postponing the completion of our new CHIP.  We are grateful for the partnership with so many organizations and community members who have shared thoughtful and actionable strategies to make significant public health improvements in the three strategic areas. 

Once we are on the other side of this pandemic, finishing the CHIP will be a top priority for us and we’ll release a draft for public comment. Please visit this webpage for updates.

Next Steps:

Post-COVID-19 Pandemic Draft, Revise and Finalize the CHIP
  • Public Health will approve the final goals, objectives, and strategies for inclusion in the CHIP.
  • Develop a draft multi-year action plan for three priority areas and update the compendium of strategies that make up the CHIP.
  • Hold a public comment period to obtain input on the draft action plan and the revised compendium of strategies.
  • Revise and finalize the CHIP.

For more information on the CHIP or to be notified when the draft CHIP is released, please contact

Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.
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