Health Officers Association of California

Welcome to HOAC

HOAC represents the physician health officers in California's city and county jurisdictions. We conduct special projects to advance the practice of public health in California, provide public health-focused Continuing Medical Education for physicians, and provide technical expertise to the state legislature on matters related to public health.

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

Fall Meeting to be held in Sacramento, October 1-3

HOAC and CCLHO are pleased to hold their semiannual membership meetings and jointly provide a CME activity in Sacramento on October 1-3. Click here for the agenda and registration materials.

The State Legislature is in session

The California state legislative session began on January 6, 2014. Click here for our list of tracked bills.

Health in All Policies Training for Legislative Staff

On December 12, HOAC sponsored a training for legislative staff on health in all policies, including how to perform a health impact analysis on bills that may not seem to be related to health. This training was made possible by a grant from The California Endowment, and was cosponsored by Human Impact Partners and Assemblymember Richard Pan, MD. Please contact us if you are interested in future trainings, or if you would like to view the materials from the December 12 training.

Please send questions or comments to Kat Deburgh (