Health & Human Services


Health and Human Services


Local agencies provide a variety of services to constituents including health related services to older adults, children and families. Health and Human Services information is available in this section of the website.


Community Wellness: Mayors & Councilmembers Creating Healthy & Vibrant Communities
Session at the League of California Cities 2015 Annual Conference

Local leaders grapple with a variety of community development and public health challenges as they craft and approve policies impacting children and families, including Healthy Eating-Active Living, Violence Prevention and Safety.

Image of Community Wellness: Mayors & Councilmembers Creating Healthy & Vibrant Communities

Mayors and Councilmembers are working with community partners to engage youth and families and developing healthier neighborhoods in northern and southern California cities.

Key elements, including promoting and prioritizing health and the intentional alignment of services and supports, lead to success.


Primers on Social Service Programs Available

The California Center for Research on Women and Families offers two primers on two key California social service programs: child welfare and CalWorks.


Understanding County Health Services in California: A Brief Overview

This resource summarizes the  responsibilities and services provided by county health departments.