The California Conference of Local Health Officers (CCLHO) is a membership organization of the 61 legally appointed physician Health Officers in California, one for each of the 58 counties and the cities of Berkeley, Long Beach, and Pasadena.  The mission of CCLHO is to prevent disease and improve the health of all California residents.  CCLHO was established in statute in 1947 to advise policymakers on all matters affecting health.



2017 CCLHO Policy Platform

2010 CCLHO Policy Platform


Please note that the recommendations put forth by CCLHO do not necessarily reflect those of the California Department of Public Health or any other State Department.



SB 43 (Hill) - Antimicrobial Resistance

Addendum - The CCLHO recommendation of "Oppose Unless Amended" for SB 43 has been modified to a recommendation of "Neutral" to reflect bill amendments on April 5, 2017 that address CCLHO's initial concerns with the bill.


SB 63 (Jackson) - New Parent Leave Act

SB 138 (McGuire) - Free and Reduced Price School Meals

SB 210 (Leyva) - Pupil Health: Drinking Water

SB 239 (Weiner) - Infectious & Communicable Diseases: HIV and AIDS: Criminal Penalties

SB 250 (Hertzberg) - School Meals

SB 300 (Monning) - Sugar Sweetened Beverages: Warning Labels

SB 350 (Galgiani) - Incarcerated Persons: Health Records 

SB 384 (Weiner) - Alcoholic Beverages - Hours of Sale

SB 386 (Glazer) / AB 725 (Levine) - Smoking Ban on State Parks and Beaches

SB 598 (Hueso) - Public Utilities: Gas and Electric Service Disconnections

SB 746 (Portantino) - Pupil Health: Physical Examinations


Proposition 56: Tobacco Tax

Powdered Alcohol Ban

Four-Sided Pool Barriers 

Addendum on June 6, 2016 - The CCLHO Board recommends a position of "Support" on AB 470 (Chu) - Public Health: Drownings.  This bill, as amended on June 1, 2016, would require, when a building permit is issued or the home is sold, that the pool or spa be equipped with at least 2 of 7 specified drowning prevention safety features.  

Tuberculosis Risk Assessment for Community College Employees 

Decriminalization:  HIV Reactive Donors

AB 45 (Mullin) - Household Hazardous Waste

AB 170 (Gatto) - Newborn Screening: Genetic Diseases: Blood Samples Collected 

AB 1732 (Ting) - Single User Restrooms

Addendum on May 4, 2016 - The CCLHO recommendation of "Oppose Unless Amended" for AB 1732 has been modified to a recommendation of "Support" to reflect bill amendments on April 11, 2016 that address CCLHO's initial concerns with the bill.

AB 2593 (Brown) - Food Sales From Private Homes

AB 2638 (Gatto) - Vaccinations

SB 877 (Pan) - Reporting and Tracking of Violent Deaths

SB 1223 (Huff) - Provisional Driver's Licenses

SB 1246 (Nguyen) - Aerial Spraying of Pesticides

SB 1380 (Mitchell) - Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council

SB 1383 (Lara) - Short Lived Climate Pollutants

SJR 20 (Hall) - Gun Violence Research


AB 376 (Lopez) - CalWORKs Eligibility: Immunizations

AB 858 (Wood) - Medi-Cal: Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Clinics

AB 908 (Gomez) - Paid Family Leave

AB 1076 (Mays) - Food Facilities: Snack Bars

AB 1117 (Garcia) - Medi-Cal Vaccination Rates

AB 1207 (Lopez) - Mandated Child Abuse Reporting: Day Care Licensee Training

AB 1420 (Salas) - Oil and Gas: Pipelines

SB 27 (Hill) - Livestock: Use of Antimicrobial Drugs

SB 32 (Pavley) - California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006

SB 350 (De Leon and Leno) - Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015

SB 361 (Hill) - Antimicrobial Stewardship

SB 573 (Pan) - Statewide Open Data Portal

SB 591 (Pan) - California Tobacco Tax Act of 2015

SB X2-5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (Various) - Second Extraordinary Session: Tobacco Related Bills

SB 350 (Galgiani) - Records of Incarcerated Persons
SB 350 (Galgiani) - Records of Incarcerated Persons


For more information about CCLHO, please go to the primary CCLHO website at:  http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/CCLHO.