Welcome to HOAC

The Health Officers Association of California (HOAC) is a membership organization representing the physician health officers in California’s city and county jurisdictions. We provide public health-focused Continuing Medical Education for physicians, provide technical expertise to the state legislature on matters related to public health, engage in advocacy, and conduct other special projects to advance public heatlh.

If the information you are looking for is not on our website, call our office between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday: 916-441-7405


We are hiring. 

HOAC has a job opening for program assistant. Please view the job description and apply through our partners at Heluna Health here

Register for the Spring Semi-Annual Meeting

Our spring meeting on housing and homelessness will be held in Petaluma on May 1-3. Register here.


HOAC's Legislative Program

To view our bill tracking reports and see our position statements, please see our legislation page

Join HOAC's Communications Learning Collaborative

Through generous funding from The California Endowment, HOAC's Public Health Communications Project has gathered a great deal of useful communications tools for local health department. Click here to see the tools and to add your own. 

SB 792 (Mendoza) Went into Effect in 2016

HOAC was proud to sponsor SB 792 (Mendoza), which Governor Brown signed into law in 2015. This new law requires day care workers to be immunized against pertussis, measles, and influenza. The new law will protect children in California's day care centers and family day care homes against dangerous communicable diseases.

HOAC has developed two fact sheets to help day care centers prepare for implementation of the new law. You can also find useful information through the California Department of Public Health.

Fact sheet for day care owners: Word PDF
Fact sheet for day care workers: Word PDF