Los Angeles County Public Health Councils Program

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health), in partnership with Liberty Hill Foundation, is launching the Public Health Councils (PHC) program to serve workforces in prioritized sectors disproportionally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

PHCs are comprised of workers in prioritized sectors that will conduct peer-to-peer education with their co-workers, identify potential Health Officer Order (HOO) violations, and help increase compliance at their worksite. HOOs are mandated and legally enforceable local directives that businesses are required to implement to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in their workplaces and in the community.

The PHC program seeks applications from qualified Community Based Organizations (CBOs) with experience providing outreach, education and technical assistance to low-wage workers and advising them on workplace and health related issues.  Applicants should be registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and have experience engaging in public policy and advocacy for low-wage workers, with preferably at least 3 years of this experience in Los Angeles County.

Selected CBOs will receive $150,000 to assist in establishing and supporting PHCs in the food manufacturing, apparel manufacturing, warehouse and storage, and restaurant sectors to provide outreach, education and technical assistance, directly to the PHCs. CBOs will additionally receive training and certification from Public Health to become Certified Worker Organizations (CWOs) including instruction about HOOs specific to the sector in which CWOs are working, anti-retaliation protections, administrative and legal requirements relevant to the PHCs initiative, and resources to support businesses with implementing the HOOs.

Questions? Please contact partnerships@libertyhill.org.

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