Making Los Angeles a healthier place to live, work and play

About the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles

The Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles is a new Health and Wellness Element of the city’s General Plan. The General Plan is the blueprint for how and where the city will grow and develop, commonly known the city’s planning constitution. The Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles elevates health as a priority in the city’s future growth and development, establishing a policy framework to make Los Angeles a healthier place to live, work and play.

The approved Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles is available online.

Project Team

The project team is comprised of the following partners:

Los Angeles Department of City Planning

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

The California Endowment

Raimi + Associates

Advisory Committees

The Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles has been guided by advisory committees that meet regularly with the project team to assist with community outreach and help shape the goals and policies in the document. The advisory groups consist of leaders from community based organizations, community health experts, and city staff who have a role and stake in creating healthy neighborhoods.

Community Advisory Committee

The CAC includes over 40 representatives from community based organizations and business groups that have a role in community health issues throughout Los Angeles.

Technical Advisory Committee

The TAC consists of representatives from city agencies that influence community health issues through the city services they provide.

Expert Panel

The Expert Panel is made up of 15 innovative thinkers on community health issues. Participants include experts from academia, health services, housing, policy, and community advocacy who will help the project team develop a roadmap on actionable projects and strategies to implement the goals and policies in the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles.

Expert Panel members include:

Manal Aboelata, Managing Director at Prevention Institute

Raphael Bostic, Director, Bedrosian Center; Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise at the University of Southern California

Malcolm Carson, General Counsel and Policy Director at Community Health Councils

Paula Daniels, Senior Advisor at Los Angeles Food Policy Council

Cecilia Estolano, Co-founder, Director, and Member at Estolano Lesar and Perez Advisors

Dr. Jonathan Fielding, Health Officer and Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

David Hayes-Bautista, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Study of Latino Health and Culture at the School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles

Richard Jackson, Chair, Environmental Health Sciences; Professor, Urban Planning Environmental Health Services; Member, Internal Advisory Board CTSI at the University of California, Los Angeles

Susan Lee, National Director of Urban Peace at The Advancement Project California

Jessica Meaney, Southern California Policy Director at The Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California

Linda Rudolph, Co-Director of the Climate Change and Public Health Project at The Public Health Institute

Ann Sewill, Vice President, Housing and Economic Development at California Community Foundation

David Sloane, Professor of Urban Planning and Development and History at the University of Southern California

Beatriz Solis, Director, Healthy Communities at The California Endowment