About Us

Vision

Healthier Southern California communities and improved quality of life for all residents.

Mission

To improve the health of all people and communities in Southern California and achieve equity in health status.

What We Do

The Southern California Public Health Association (SCPHA), an affiliate of the American Public Health Association, is comprised of community members, public health professionals, and organizations dedicated to improving public health in Southern California through leadership, collaboration, education, and advocating with organizations and individuals who share our common vision.

SCPHA provides public health leadership to foster, expand, improve, recognize efforts, and share best practices to better the health of all people in Southern California through health promotion, disease and injury prevention & reduction, and the promotion of public policy efforts.

Through professional development programs, conferences, trainings, community outreach, advocacy, and mentorship opportunities, SCPHA:

  • Encourages the scientific and professional foundation of public health prevention practice;
  • Advocates for healthy environments;
  • Provides a forum to advance local, state and federal public health issues and policy;
  • Promotes best-practice strategies via conferences and trainings;
  • Enhances the ability of members to promote and protect environmental and community health; and
  • Recognizes model programs and public health leaders 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.