Protecting the Health of ALL Californians...
Shaping the Future of Public Health
By sustaining its commitment to support healthy individuals and
families in healthful communities, CDPH recognizes the need to
transform as public health advances and society evolves. We have an
ever-changing health care system, and technology is dramatically
advancing business processes. At the same time, public health
leaders are increasingly asked to look at how factors such as employment,
the environment, discrimination and inequality, and access to
education impact health outcomes.
CDPH launched the Public Health 2035 initiative to create a public health department that can and will adapt to this ever-changing
landscape. Public Health 2035 builds a path for CDPH’s ultimate
transformation into the ideal public health department, driving
greater quality of life and better health outcomes across all communities.
The Department’s vision is to be a transparent, evolving and
data-driven organization that provides leading edge public health
knowledge and services to all Californians.
In adopting Public Health 2035, CDPH has committed to being a
change leader in government, and is also engaging communities in
identifying their own health priorities and developing practical plans
to achieve locally sustainable improvements in health.
The CDPH mission to protect the health and wellbeing of the people
and communities in California will not change, but there is no doubt
the state’s public health department will look different years from
now. With a focus on the future, CDPH is beginning its transformation
into a continuously improving, agile organization that adapts to a
growing science of public health and California’s dynamic environment
to continue our long history of public health successes.