Mission + History
Mission + History

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is one of the largest preventive health agencies in the nation, and has served the communities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach since 1955. It offers an extensive range of dynamic health and wellness programs, with innovative services and facilities to promote health and prevent diseases in every lifespan—from pre-natal and children to families and older adults.

Focusing on wellness, not sickness, encourages people to make wiser healthcare decisions.  Preventative causes of illness and death, like tobacco smoking, poor diet and physical inactivity, are estimated to be responsible for nearly a million deaths annually—almost 40 percent of total yearly mortality in the United States.  About 80 percent of today’s healthcare costs are for treating people with chronic yet preventable diseases. BCHD’s wellness and healthy living programs and services are aimed at making prevention an integral part of the classrooms, workplace and homes of the beach cities. 

Mission
To enhance community health through partnerships, programs and services for people who live and work in Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo Beach.

Vision
A healthy beach community.