Mission + History
Mission + History

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is a healthcare district focused on preventative health and serves the communities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. Established in 1955 as a public agency, it offers an extensive range of dynamic health and wellness programs, with innovative services and facilities to promote health and prevent diseases across the lifespan.

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.  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), about 90 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.

Vision
A healthy beach community.

Health Priorities

Health Priorities 2019-2022
Nutrition and Exercise
Social-Emotional Health
Substance Use
Cognitive Health

Core Values
Compassion: Seeks to connect with others in their life circumstance; demonstrates “perspective-taking” abilities; promotes self-esteem and self-advocacy skills in others; demonstrates a caring attitude toward others; validates people’s needs. 

Integrity: Is genuine and transparent when dealing with others; values honesty; is honorable and ethical; holds oneself accountable to the same standard of performance at all times (even if no one is watching); acts on beliefs and values that promote a commitment to health and wellness.

Accountability: Takes responsibility for actions and decisions; proactively seeks solutions and resolves problems; fosters a safe and clean environment; utilizes evidence-based standards, metrics and benchmarks; is truthful when dealing with public and co-workers.

Excellence: Motivates others to model healthy behaviors in the community; learns from mistakes and values the experience; strives for continuous performance improvement; harvests resources; embraces change, decision-making and calculated risk-taking. 

Join Our Team
At Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) we are a dedicated, passionate and innovative team who cares about the health of our community—driven by the idea that prevention can improve well-being and save lives. Learn More

Information Sourced From
Health and Economic Costs of Chronic Diseases