Principles of Equity
The Principles of Equity were developed by the Task Force and adopted by the LA County Health Agency to transform its practices to ensure equity. (Developed February 2018)
Task Force Advocacy
The Task Force has written the following advocacy letters on multiple community health-related issues.
- Letter addressing the Vision Zero Action Plan
This letter provides recommendations to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors regarding the Vision Zero Action Plan. (Sent April 2020)
- Public comment letter regarding the Baldwin Hills Community Standards District Periodic Review
This public comment letter provides feedback and recommendations to the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning's Land Use Regulation Division regarding the 2019 Baldwin Hills Community Standards District (CSD) Periodic Review II Draft Report. (Submitted November 2019)
- Letter responding to the City of Los Angeles Oil and Gas Health Report
This letter provides comments and recommendations to the City of Los Angeles Mayor and City Council in response to the City of Los Angeles’s “Oil and Gas Health Report” for Council file #17-0447. (Submitted October 2019)
- Letter addressing the development of the Office of Violence Prevention
This letter provides recommendations to the Los Angeles County Office of Violence Prevention County Leadership Committee regarding the development of Office of Violence Prevention. (Submitted April 2019)
- Letter addressing establishing an Office of Oil & Gas Administration and Safety Compliance
This letter provides recommendations to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors regarding a Board Motion directing various County agencies to explore the feasibility of establishing an Office of Oil and Gas Administration and Safety Compliance. (Sent April 2019)
- Letter addressing the Protection of Immigrant Families’ Access to Health and Social Services
This letter supports the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in preparing official public comments to the U. S. Department of Homeland Security on a draft immigration rule that could impact the well-being of populations served by the County. (Sent July 2018)
- Letter addressing Los Angeles County Health Inequities through Measure A Guidelines
This letter encourages the Regional Park and Open Space District to use specific criteria in the development of guidelines to allocate funds for the Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks and Beaches Protection Measure of 2016 (Measure A). (Sent November 2017)
- Letter to the LA Archdiocese regarding the termination of the property lease with the operator due to the potential risks to the health of nearby residents.
This letter requests the termination of the lease with the operator of an oil extraction site in South Los Angeles (Sent September 2017)
Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
The Task Force plays a key role in developing the Department of Public Health’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), a multi-year strategic plan for Department of Public Health (DPH) and community partners to collectively build equitable and healthy communities. As leaders from various sectors that impact public health, Task Force members apply their diverse perspectives to prioritize critical equity issues and set long-term goals that require strategic collaboration to achieve. For our next CHIP (2021-2026), currently under development, the Task Force selected these three priority areas: 1) environmental justice; 2) affordable housing; and 3) violence prevention. Fully believing that partnerships are key to achieving success in these three arenas, the Task Force co-hosted with DPH a number of community meetings with diverse stakeholders to identify key strategies for the next CHIP. Similarly, the Task Force was a strategic partner when developing our current CHIP, and members prioritized the protection of public health near neighborhood oil and gas development sites as the key focus of the current CHIP’s implementation efforts. For more information, go to Protection of Public Health Near Oil and Gas Development.
Task Force Annual Reports
The Task Force has submitted the following annual reports to the Board of Supervisors outlining their annual priorities and activities.
2019 annual report submitted to the Board of Supervisors
Progress Report 2019
2018 annual report submitted to the Board of Supervisors
Progress Report 2018
2017 annual report submitted to the Board of Supervisors
Progress Report 2016 - 2017