Public Health

Public Health Working Group

The Public Health Working Group functions as a forum for SCAG staff to engage public health stakeholders in the development and implementation of plans and policies to advance the region’s public health. Meetings occur on a quarterly basis and are open to agency staff, elected officials, and the public. More information regarding specific meetings and other regional planning working groups can be reviewed online here.

Randall Lewis Health Policy Fellowship

SCAG collaborates with Partners for Better Health to support the Randall Lewis Health Policy Fellowship, which is a program that places graduate students in health-related fields in internships, thereby furthering the expansion of regional health policy infrastructure throughout the region. There are two distinctions for Randall Lewis Fellows: health policy or data science fellow. The Fellowship placements create educational and professional opportunities for students in health policy and related disciplines, and retain essential intellectual capital in our local communities.

Public Health Program

SCAG is available to work with local jurisdictions on issues related to public health and the built environment. To learn more about our technical assistance opportunities, please contact Courtney Aguirre at aguirre@scag.ca.gov or (213) 236-1990.

Go Human

Go Human is a community outreach and advertising campaign with the goals of reducing traffic collisions in Southern California and encouraging people to walk and bike more. SCAG hopes to create safer and healthier cities through education, advocacy, information sharing, and events that help residents re-envision their neighborhoods. Stakeholders are encouraged to sign up for the Go Human email list for updates or use theGo Human website as an information hub to help spread the word and make communities safer to walk and bike.