Mission + History
Community Impact

Beach Cities Health District’s (BCHD) focuses on keeping residents healthy and improving well-being at every stage of life. BCHD offers an extensive range of programs and services that address specific community health needs. 

25 Years of Preventive Health Success
In 2023, BCHD commemorated “25 years of Preventive Health Success,” highlighting the numerous accomplishments the health district has achieved on behalf of the residents of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach since changing its focus to preventive health and wellness in 1998. Much of this success came through our programs and services, including LiveWell Kids, Community Services helping older adults and adults with disabilities, Volunteer Services and many others. Learn more at www.bchd.org/25years.

Annual Reports
BCHD's Annual Reports showcases programs, accomplishments and details revenue and spending for the fiscal year. 

Annual Report 2023
Annual Report 2022
Annual Report 2021
Annual Report 2020
Annual Report 2019
Annual Report 2018
Annual Report 2017
Annual Report 2016
Annual Report 2015
Annual Report 2014
Annual Report 2013

Strategic Plan
The Strategic Plan defines BCHD’s goals and objectives. The document articulates strategic priorities and where BCHD will focus to achieve its goals.

BCHD Strategic Plan 2022-2025

Community Health Report & Health Priorities
The BCHD Community Health report addresses BCHD's primary strategic planning goal of measurably improving the health and well-being of Beach Cities residents across the lifespan. 

Community Health Report 2022
Community Health Report 2019
Community Health Report 2016

Health Priorities

Health Priorities 2022-2025
Mental Health and Substance Use
Physical and Brain Health
Public Health and Safety


School Health Reports
BCHD partners with elementary, middle and high schools in the Beach Cities to offer programs to increase physical activity, improve nutrition and promote social-emotional well-being. These summary reports include programmatic outcomes and measurable results. The reports also include best practices that local schools have implemented to address the health and well-being of students, families and staff. 


HBCSD Health Report
MBUSD Health Report
RBUSD Health Report

HBCSD Health Report
MBUSD Health Report
RBUSD Health Report

HBCSD Health Report
MBUSD Health Report
RBUSD Health Report

Gallup Well-Being Index
The Beach Cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach continues to score high on the Gallup National Health and Well-Being Index (WBI) while well-being declines nationally coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2023 Beach Cities score of 68.0 outpaces the national score of 58.2. Notably, this year's Manhattan Beach score of 70.6 is the highest community measurement ever recorded by Gallup out of more than 1,500 community scores since WBI measurement began in 2008.

2023 Well-Being Index Results

Little Hoover Commission Report
State oversight committee lists BCHD as a model in 2017 report on CA healthcare districts.

BCHD: The Future of Healthcare Districts?

Childhood Obesity Decline in Redondo Beach
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in partnership with Beach Cities Health District. Recent Trends in Childhood Obesity Prevalence in the Redondo Beach Unified School District: A Case Study; June 2020. 

Palacios, C., Simon, P., Steward, A., Garner, T., Hameed, H., & Shetgiri, R. (2022). Impact of an Elementary School-Based Wellness Initiative on Child Obesity Prevalence: LiveWell Kids. Health Promotion Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177/15248399211065717