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Veterinary Public Health Program
313 N Figueroa St. Rm 1127
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel (213) 989-7060
Tel: (877) 747-2243
Fax (213) 481-2375
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The 2020 Healthy Pets Healthy Families Initiative

Veterinarian holding catFamily with puppyDog being vaccinatedFamily running on the beach with dogDoctor holding non-smoking signPets around carrierHandwashing


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) to monitor local animal health trends and generate goals and interventions to improve both animal and human health. To do so, HPHF formed a coalition of local partners and established goals for 7 focus areas. Read more


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 this formpdf icon0.


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:


Button for bite prevention Button for spay and neuter
Button for disaster preparedness Button for vaccine-preventable diseases
Button for obesity Button for zoonotic diseases
Button for secondhand smoke  


Our interventions



Our documents


HPHF initial report small icon 2014 HPHF Community report pdf icon1

HPHF obesity report small icon 2016 HPHF Obesity report pdf icon2
HPHF pet owner flyer small icon 2014 HPHF Pet owner flyer (ENGpdf icon3/ESPpdf icon4)

Last updated: October 21, 2016

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