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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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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.

Read more about HPHF

Learn more about HPHF's communication tools (updates added on 5/9/2019)

What you can do


1. Join our Coalition. HPHF coalition members meet quarterly to network, learn about the work done by local partners and collaborate on projects. Interested in attending? Please fill out this formpdf icon0.


2. Take our Pet Health & Safety Quiz. A key component of HPHF is understanding local pet health data. Tell us about your knowledge on pet health by taking this short quiz (6-10min).


Our Focus Areas


Click on a focus area to know more:


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Button for disaster preparedness Button for vaccine-preventable diseases
Button for obesity Button for zoonotic diseases
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Our Projects




Our Documents

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2014 HPHF Community report pdf icon1

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2016 HPHF Obesity report pdf icon2
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2014 HPHF Pet owner flyer (ENGpdf icon3/ESPpdf icon4)

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2017 HPHF Calendar

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2017 Disaster Prep. handoutpdf icon56

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Implementing Pet-Friendly Policies in Residential Multi-unit Rental Housing - A Guidebook pdf icon56 12.27.19


Published article: The Healthy Pets Healthy Families Initiative as an example of One Health in action. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA). July 15, 2015.


Additional Resources

Animal-Assisted Interactions : A Resource Guide - Public Health Behavior Solutions / Pro Consumer Safety pdf icon2


Last updated: December 27, 2019

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