The California Conference of Local Health Officers (CCLHO) is an organization of the 61 legally appointed physician Health
Officers in California, one from each of the 58 counties and three cities of
Berkeley, Long Beach and Pasadena. CCLHO provides a state/local forum for
the discussion of significant health issues in order to develop recommendations
for appropriate health policy, including legislative and regulatory
review. CCLHO meets semiannually and the Board of Directors meets monthly. CCLHOs'
various program committees consider technical and policy issues in communicable
disease control and prevention; chronic disease and injury prevention;
environmental health; health equity; and maternal, child and adolescent health.
CCLHO was established in 1947 by statute
(California Health and Safety Code Sections 100290, 100295, 100925 and 100950) to advise the
Department of Health Services (now the Department of Public Health), other
departments, boards, commissions, and officials of federal, state and local
agencies, the Legislature and other organizations on all matters affecting
health. As such, CCLHO communications are
solely the responsibility of this organization and do not necessarily represent
the official views of the California Department of Public Health, the California
Health and Human Services Agency or the California State Government.