4265 Department of Public Health
Mission Statement

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is dedicated to optimizing the health and well-being of all Californians. The CDPH achieves its mission through the following core activities:

  • Promoting healthy lifestyles for individuals and families in their communities and workplaces.
  • Preventing disease, disability, and premature death, and reducing or eliminating health disparities.
  • Protecting the public from unhealthy and unsafe environments.
  • Providing or ensuring access to quality, population-based health services.
  • Preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.
  • Producing and disseminating data to inform and evaluate public health status, and inform public health strategies, programs, and actions.