All residents of Service Planning Area 2 (SPA 2) of Los Angeles County will have access to coordinated and comprehensive physical, mental and environmental health systems to allow them to live and work as active participants in their communities.
SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH
Social determinants of health (SDOH) external icons are defined as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age. SDOH are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources throughout local communities, nations, and the world. Differences in these conditions lead to health inequities or the unfair and avoidable differences in health status seen within and between countries.
Health equity is the state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. Achieving this requires focused and ongoing societal efforts to address historical and contemporary injustices; overcome economic, social, and other obstacles to health and healthcare; and eliminate preventable health disparities.
Valley Care Community Consortium leads a collaboration of public and private community partners to advocate, plan, assess needs, and facilitate the development of effective programs and policies to improve the health of the residents in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.