The Southern California Public Health Association (SCPHA), an affiliate of the American Public Health Association, is comprised of individuals and organizations working to promote individual and community health. SCPHA provides public health leadership to enhance health promotion, reduce disease and injury and promote public health policy efforts in Southern California. SCPHA serves the Southern California counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.
Through professional development programs, conferences, trainings, community outreach, political advocacy, and mentorship opportunities, SCPHA:
- Encourages the scientific and professional foundation of public health prevention practice;
- Advocates for healthy environments;
- Promotes best-practice strategies via conferences and trainings; and,
- Enhances the ability of members to promote and protect environmental and community health.
SCPHA is organized exclusively to improve the health of the people of Southern California by collaborating, educating and advocating with organizations and individuals who share this common vision.