Past Projects

Adult Pneumococcal Vaccination

The aim of this project was to increase the rate of pneumococcal vaccinations among ethnic minority and low income adult populations  in Los Angeles County. Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) worked with ten Los Angeles-based primary care practices to ultimately achieve an average growth rate of 19 percent in adult pneumococcal vaccinations. Learn More

Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education (AWARE)


The AWARE project was initiated by Physicians For a Healthy California (PHC) in 2000, as a long-term statewide effort to promote the appropriate use of antibiotics.  Physician organizations, public health agencies, consumer and community-based organizations, government representatives and the pharmaceutical industry have all worked to achieve the mission and goals of this project. Learn More

Climate Change Champions


Climate Change and Health was a 2-year statewide initiative focused on expanding the diversity of voices speaking about the impacts of climate change on health. By mobilizing health provider champions, especially within communities of color, this initiative aimed to increase public understanding and support for climate change solutions. Learn More

Diversity in Clinical Trials


Clinical trials provide an opportunity for patients to receive cutting-edge care. Unfortunately, ethnically diverse patients often miss out on the opportunity to participate in clinical trials because they lack access to referrals or feel uncertain about what participation entails. In addition, some diseases have a higher prevalence in communities of color. Physicians For a Healthy California (PHC) works with the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) to encourage conversations between physicians and patients about clinical trials. Learn More



The purpose of the Physicians For a Healthy California (PHC) Obesity Prevention Project was to reduce the prevalence of obesity in children and their families. The project also addressed obesity related diseases, such as diabetesLearn More

Prediabetes & Diabetes


Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) and the Network of Ethnic Physicians Network (NEPO)  partnered with the American Medical Association (AMA) to educate physicians and health care providers about identifying and managing prediabetes and diabetes in their patient populations.  Learn More