Department of Public Health
About Us

Mission Statement

The Community Health Assessment Unit’s mission is to ensure the availability of high-quality and comprehensive health data about the Los Angeles County population and to facilitate its use for health assessment, policy development, and program planning and evaluation.

Community Health Assessment Unit

The Community Health Assessment Unit is a part of the Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology within the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Chief Science Office. Our unit oversees the Los Angeles County Health Survey, which was initiated in 1997. This population-based survey periodically collects health data from a representative sample of Los Angeles County residents. Data are disseminated in various forms, including but not limited to aggregated data tables, reports and publications, and data sets for research purposes. Our unit also makes major contributions to the Community Health Profiles data initiative, which aims to provide reliable data for subcounty geographies with population sizes of 20,000 or greater. Our goal is to establish and effectively disseminate health data to all interested individuals and organizations in order to facilitate data-driven decision making and policy development and thereby improve community health.

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