Data LA County

What we mean by knowledge is information in action, information focused on results.

—Peter Drucker

Demographics and health indicators are important and useful tools.  Data can be used to identify opportunities to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities and to monitor the success of these efforts. For example, data can be used to:

  • Describe the characteristics of populations in specific communities
  • Create public awareness about community issues
  • Highlight strengths and weaknesses of programs
  • Provide evidence of effectiveness of programs
  • Justify the need for programs and funding
  • Influence legislative policies
  • Strengthen grant applications

We hope the data presented here will aid you in your efforts to improve the health of families in Los Angeles County.

To view Community Highlights:

LA County Reports

Community Highlights

Los Angeles County
SPA 1 - Antelope Valley
SPA 2 - San Fernando Valley
SPA 3 - San Gabriel Valley
SPA 4 - Metro
SPA 5 - West
SPA 6 - South
SPA 7 - East
SPA 8 - South Bay/Harbor

Special Reports by Service Planning Area: Selected Perinatal Indicators 2006

Additional Data Sources

Healthy People 2020 Goals

CDC National Center for Health Statistics

California Women’s Health Survey (CWHS) “Data Points” 2006-2007 Analyzed results from the CWHS presented as fact sheets on select women’s health topics. The topics include: reproductive health, prenatal health, food insecurity, mental health, STDs and AIDS, obesity, nutrition, physical activity, and violence against women. The data has been analyzed  by programs throughout the Department of Health Care Services and the California Department of Public Health

Kidsdata.org, a project of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, offers roughly 400 indicators on the health and well being of children.

KidsData.org: Make Your Case With Compelling Facts

Kids Count Data Center from the Annie E. Casey Foundation

California Perinatal Profiles

Improved Perinatal Outcomes Data Reports

Los Angeles County Children's Planning Council

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs

March of Dimes - Peristats

United Way of Greater Los Angeles