About the Initiative
Healthy pets can lead to healthy people! With this in
mind, the Veterinary Public Health Program (VPH) at the
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health created
the 2020 Healthy Pets Healthy Families Initiative (HPHF)
local animal health trends and generate goals and
improve both animal and human health. To do so, HPHF
formed a coalition of local partners and established goals for 7 focus areas.
What you can do
1. Join our Coalition.
HPHF coalition members meet quarterly to network, learn
about the work done by local partners and collaborate on
projects. Interested in attending? Please fill out
2. Take our Pet Health & Safety Quiz. A
key component of HPHF is understanding local pet health
data. Tell us about your knowledge on pet health
by taking this
short quiz (6-10min).
Our Focus Areas
Click on a focus area to know more:
The Healthy Pets Healthy Families Initiative as an
example of One Health in action. Journal of the American
Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA). July 15, 2015.
Last updated: January 6, 2017