Climate Change & Public Health In Los Angeles
Climate change is a health issue.
But what we do about it can bring an even brighter future: A Los Angeles with clean air, healthy food, less traffic, and safe opportunities to walk and bike. Explore this page to find out more about our efforts.
LA County Public Health In Action
Our Plan to Reduce Health Impacts
Tips to Reduce Climate Change
Stay Healthy in the Heat
Public Health is working around the County to protect residents from the effects of climate change, including extreme heat, worse air quality, wildfires, and mosquito-borne diseases. Read on for more detail on Public Health’s proactive work:
Interested in having someone speak to your community group about climate change?
Request a presentation
developed by Public Health to explain the health impacts of climate change.
In August 2014, Public Health convened a new County-wide committee focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Climate Committee is focusing its initial efforts on reducing the impacts of the urban heat island in Los Angeles. Contact
for more information.
In 2013, Public Health developed a comprehensive workshop series to transform our workforce into climate change ambassadors. Interested in adapting the workshop series for your own staff? Find recorded
presentations, slides, and guides
to brainstorming activities.
For more information on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s climate change work, contact