Over the past two years, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has engaged extensively with the impacted communities and has collected a wealth of input including what residents would like to see studied, what their health concerns were and may continue to be, and what the lingering symptoms following the blowout are. The SOC is using this input to shape and inform the Health Study development process, including deciding the specific Health Study goals, which are available here in draft form for public review and comment.
With the publication of this document, a 30-day public comment period begins. Through 5PM on April 16, we invite the public, especially community members living and working in the Northwestern neighborhoods of the San Fernando Valley, to review and provide public comment on the goals and priorities detailed. There are two ways you can submit input:
For more information on the Health Study, visit https://publichealth.lacounty.gov/eh/healthresearch/
While the comment period currently ends Friday April 16th, they have advocated that additional time be granted to allow for more NC’s to weigh in.
The CAG is always available to answer any questions you may have and they invite everyone to continue to visit their website www.alisohealthstudycag.org.