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For Immediate Release:

June 28, 2021

Public Health Recognized with Nine National Achievement Awards

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) earned nine Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). These NACo awards honors innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

“We are honored to be recognized by the National Association of Counties, as the public health workers in Los Angeles County are committed to providing the best support possible to keep our residents healthy. We thank NACo for this honor, and acknowledge the critical work done by our partners and colleagues across the country that allows us to learn from each other," said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

NACo recognized Public Health for the following:

Los Angeles County was also recognized for two other programs – submitted by the Internal Services Department, Office of Emergency Management, and the Department of Health Services – where Public Health played an essential role:

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, serving nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to advocate county priorities in federal policymaking, promote exemplary county policies and practices, nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks, optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings, and enrich the public’s understanding of county government. To learn more visit NACo’s website:

The Department of Public Health is committed to promoting health equity and ensuring optimal health and well-being for all 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and services, Public Health oversees environmental health, disease control, and community and family health. Nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health comprises nearly 4,500 employees and has an annual budget of $1.2 billion. To learn more about Los Angeles County Public Health, please visit www.publichealth, and follow LA County Public Health on social media at, and follow LA County Public Health on social media at,, and