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Veterinary Public Health Program
313 N Figueroa St. Rm 1127
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel (213) 288-7060
Fax (213) 481-2375
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About the 2020 Healthy Pets Healthy Families Initiative

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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.


HPHF fuses the One Health concept with the national Healthy People 2020 model. One Health  recognizes how human health, animal health and the ecosystem are inextricably linked. It is supported by both the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also highlighted the value of a One Health approach to disease prevention in their new Framework for Preventing Infectious Diseases. Healthy People 2020 is a national campaign to improve the health of Americans by creating long term health goals and objectives that are evidence-based.


HPHF Mission:

To use the connections between human and animal health in order to promote a healthy community


HPHF Vision:

Healthy peoples and pets in healthy communities


Our Strategy


To implement long-lasting change at a local level, HPHF utilizes the MAP-IT strategy:

  1. Mobilize - Form a coalition of local partners

  2. Assess - Establish focus areas and collect local data

  3. Plan - Establish goals and plan interventions

  4. Implement - Enact intervention

  5. Track - Collect data to monitor impact of interventions

Our Roadmap

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Last updated: October 21, 2016

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