LA County - Community Prevention and Population Health Task Force

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About the Community Prevention & Population Health Task Force (Task Force)

Since its inception in the Spring of 2016, the Task Force has elevated opportunities to improve health equity in Los Angeles County. Task Force members have weighed in on critical policy decisions, including public health protections for people living near neighborhood oil drilling sites, Measure A allocations for equitably improving access to local parks, and priorities for the new county-wide Office of Violence Prevention, housed within DPH.

Additionally, the Task Force serves as the advisory body to the Health Agency’s Center for Health Equity and provides leadership and strategic direction for community health planning in L.A. County, which includes the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), and other strategic efforts to promote strong population health, health equity, and racial justice. Notably, the Task Force has developed which have been adopted by the Center for Health Equity and played an instrumental role in co-hosting community engagement sessions to identify priority CHIP strategies.

Task Force members are appointed for a two-year term either through selection by the Board of Supervisors or by a nominating committee. The third cohort of the Task Force began their term in June 2020, representing a wide array of experience and expertise. The Office of Planning is excited to staff the Task Force and support their efforts to advance health, equity and community well-being in Los Angeles County.

2020 - 2022
Member Name Organization
Manal J Aboelata Prevention Institute
Everardo Alvizo Long Beach Health and Human Services Department
Tamika Butler Toole Design
Betzabel Estudillo California Food Policy Advocates
Margaret Farwell Smith Farwell & Associates
Dahlia Ferlito City of Los Angeles AIDS Coordinator's Office
Michelle Fluke Antelope Valley Partners for Health
Cathy Friedman
Amanda Staples American Heart Association
Nancy Halpern Ibrahim Esperanza Community Housing
Anisha Hingorani Advancement Project California
Nomsa Khalfani* Essential Access Health
Jim Mangia St. John's Well Child and Family Center
Margaret B. Martinez Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare)
Chad Monk National Health Foundation
Damon Nagami Natural Resources Defense Council
Lauren Nakano* Beach Cities Health District
Elisa Nicholas TCC Family Health
Theresa “Missy” Nitescu Northeast Valley Health Corporation
Maryjane Puffer The Los Angeles Trust for Children's Health
Cori Racela Western Center on Law & Poverty
Benjamin Torres Community Development Technologies Center (CDTech)
Sonya Vasquez Community Health Councils
Albert Young Allied Pacific IPA / Network Medical Management
Sonya Young Aadam California Black Women's Health Project
 
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