Thank you for visiting our Web site! Below are the
mission and vision
statements for our office, followed by a brief description of the approach we are
using. Please do not hesitate to
contact us if you have any suggestions or questions about our program.
- Mission - To protect and improve the health of Los Angeles County residents through
facilitating and coordinating performance measurement and improvement by all components of Public Health.
- Vision - All components of Public Health are continuously and collaboratively improving performance to maximize the health of Los Angeles County residents.
- Brief Description - Our office staff consists of three persons. The goal of our efforts is
to measure and improve the performance of the Public Health organization that
serves Los Angeles County. We have specific initiatives to track
measures of performance both at the organizational level and within each of the nearly
40 distinct "programs" that make up LA Public Health. Conceptual work and
training to develop and implement these initiatives began in 2002 and is ongoing. Much of our approach is based on the work of Mark Friedman, whose
Results and Accountability Implementation
Guide is available for review elsewhere on the World
Wide Web. In our
approach, we emphasize the use of evidence,
both in the selection of specific interventions as well as in the key
organizational process of decision-making. There is a tremendous amount of information available on the
use of evidence in health care, less in the practice of public health
-- many of these resources are listed on our "Evidence-Based
Interventions" page. We have adopted a
specific terminology in our approach to performance
measurement and improvement. Some of the documents that we use
internally to assess
program performance are available for you to review and use. As well,
several PowerPoint presentations that we use to educate our own staff are
If you find the information on this Web site of value, you may want to check
back from time to time, as we plan to regularly update
and expand its content.
Comments or questions
about our effort are always welcome.