Health + Wellbeing

Health data in the Library ranges far and wide across the spectrum: from environmental health to dental care, from mental health to infectious diseases, from mortality to births and birthing. Yet despite the appearance that LA County has massive amounts of health data, much more is missing. LA Counts gathers the health data we do have so that we can begin to tackle and understand what we do not know about the health of LA County residents.

Los Angeles County faces major health data gaps. Research into the wide range of racial and ethnic diversity as it relates to health has been trailing the county's population growth. For example, very little is known about health issues for subethnicities across the county, despite seriously different health outcomes and mortality for those populations.