Regional Public Health Office

Regional Public health office

Contact us

For more information
or questions e-mail us
at: RPHOadmin@cdph.ca.gov.

Our address:
​CDPH Regional
Public Health Office
1615 Capitol Avenue,
​Sacramento, CA 95814 ​
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Who we are

The California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH’s) Regional Public Health Office (RPHO) was established in March 2023. Our mission is to strengthen public health capacity across all regions by fostering trusting and collaborative state and local partnerships. 

  • We work closely with local health jurisdiction (LHJ) leaders to address complex public health challenges, pool resources, share knowledge, and promote communication and coordination. 
  • We offer technical assistance to rural and under-resourced LHJs in support of regional goals, priorities, and projects, particularly in the areas of epidemiology and communication strategies. 
  • We also oversee the local allocation of the Future of Public Health funds and the California Strengthening Public Health Initiative. ​



​Mi​​​​ssion

To strengthen public health capacity across all regions by fostering trusting and collaborative state and local partnerships.

​​Vision

An effective, trusted, and connected regional public health infrastructure that supports a healthy California.  ​​

​​Value​s

​Collaboration

Work together with our partners and stakeholders to address complex public health challenges, pool resources, share knowledge, and foster communication.

Equity

Strive to eliminate barriers, ensure inclusivity, and promote equitable opportunities across the public health landscape.

Innovation

Encourage creativity and new ideas to enhance public health strategies and policies.

Integrity

Be a respectful, reliable, and transparent partner.Group of hands together.

What we do

  • Add value to enhance, not replace, existing state and local structures.
  • Facilitate regional discussions to address cross-cutting public health challenges.
  • Identify gaps, share best practices, and explore opportunities for regional coordination.
  • Elevate regional priorities to inform statewide policies and strategic planning.
  • Connect LHJs and regions to CDPH subject matter experts and resources.
  • Provide technical assistance to support LHJ and regional projects.

Functions

​​​​​We are committed to enhancing public health across California A dedicated team made up of regional program coordinators, epidemiologists, communication specialists, and program specialists works closely with an assigned public health region to ensure seamless coordination, effective communication, science and data analysis, and funding support. Our goal is to strengthen the well-being of every community.

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Regional Coordination​​​​​
Promoting collaboration and innovation in regional public health, we drive discussions, develop projects, and coordinate activities to elevate local priorities.
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​​Science & Data
Delivering expertise in epidemiology and data analytics, we collaborate with CDPH programs to enhance LHJ and regional projects, data quality, and surveillance.
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Communication Strategy
We support regions and LHJs  in the coordination and creation of regional communication efforts. We also connect LHJs to resources from CDPH’s Office of communications and various programs.
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Funding & Support
We provide technical assistance in managing the application process for funding and grants we oversee, tailoring our operations to meet the needs of our valued partners and stakeholders.​​

​​Regional Public Health Office Regions​

 The Regional Public Health Office map was created in collaboration with health officials from various areas in California during the COVID-19 response. Additionally, we carefully considered and incorporated valuable feedback from local health partners. 

The regions we cover include Rural North, Greater Sierra Sacramento, Bay Area, Central California, Southern California and Los Angeles. Each region comprises specific counties and cities. This strategic approach enables us to tailor our efforts to meet the unique needs of each area, providing robust support to every communities.
Map of California showing the counties in each Regional Public Health Office regions​​​

Purple square​​​​Rural North

​Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake,​ Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity

Blue squareCentral California

Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne​​

Yellow squareGreater Sierra Sacramento 

Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba​

Green squareSouthern California

Imperial, Inyo, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura

Pink square​​​​Bay Area

Alameda, City of Berkeley, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano,​ Sonoma

Orange squareLos Angeles

City of Long Beach​​, Los Angeles, City of Pasadena

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