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 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


Trinity County Summit

With funding from the Western Regional Public Health Training Center, HOAC collaborated with Trinity County to host Health in All Policies: The Impact of Historical Trauma on Social Determinants of Health in Trinity County and Building a Framework of Prevention. This event was held in Weaverville on November 6, 2019.

For materials related to the meeting, click here. To fill out the meeting evaluation, click here


Fall Semiannual Meeting

Thank you for attending our semiannual meeting! All shareable presentations are available here. Don't forget to fill out the evaluation if you are requesting CME credit.

HOAC Releases Documents on Hiring a Local Health Officer

HOAC has created resources for counties or cities needing to hire a new health officer. HOAC staff is available if you have any questions.

HOAC Releases Report on Community Immunity by Legislative District

Using publicly available data, HOAC has found that there are 835 schools in California who have a kindergarten MMR immunization rate of less than 95%. 397,887 children attend these schools. HOAC has released a report listing these schools by state legislative district. You can read the report 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