Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is among 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.
To enhance community health through partnerships, programs and services for people who live and work in Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo Beach.
A healthy beach community.
Health Priorities 2016–2019
|Nutrition and exercise||Nutrition and exercise||Nutrition and exercise|
|Mindfulness, social-emotional learning and stress reduction||Mindfulness, social-emotional learning and stress reduction||Mindfulness, social-emotional learning and stress reduction|
|Substance use prevention||Substance abuse prevention||Substance abuse prevention|
|Support evidence-based tobacco control policies||Support evidence-based tobacco control policies||Support evidence-based tobacco control policies|
|Bullying prevention||End-of-life planning||Dementia programing|