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Community Health Report

Letter from the Chief Medical Advisor, William Kim, M.D.

In 2005, Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) created a data-driven strategic planning process to prioritize funding and program implementation. The strategic plan calls for creating a community needs assessment, critically analyzing community health data and cultivating strategic partnerships to advance and realize BCHD’s vision and goals.

One such partnership is BCHD’s Beach Cities Partnership for Youth Coalition, which was awarded a federal Drug-Free Communities Grant in 2019. Since January 2017, BCHD has convened five stakeholder groups to address student mental health and well-being, including students, parents, school leaders, healthcare providers and the community at large. In addition, BCHD also incorporates strategic direction and target priorities from the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy and Healthy People 2030.

The Community Health Report addresses our primary strategic planning goal of measurably improving the health and well-being of Beach Cities residents across the lifespan. Based on the evidence-based process outlined above; our 2022-2025 health priorities will include:


Community Health Report 2022

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Community Health Report 2019

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Community Health Report 2016

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Full Data Sets

Beach Cities Health District Community Health Survey

California Healthy Kids Survey

Gallup National Health & Well-being Index

Healthy People 2030

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health City and Community Health Profiles

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Panorama Education

Southern California Association of Governments Local Profiles (2019)

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2019 (5-year estimates)