Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Spanning nearly 5000 square miles and serving an average of 250,000 residents; Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) is the largest county operated mental health department in the nation. With a network this large an awareness of place is very important. LACDMH is committed to using the most modern geospatial technology to answer the county’s spatial questions. This page contains links to current and historical cartographic products the department has developed to communicate the many spatial relationships between Los Angeles county and its’ citizens’ mental health.
MAPS & APPS
Insight into Greatest Need
Click the icon above to view the web map.
The color of the diamonds represent census tracts colored based upon the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) Social Vulnerability Index, with dark purples indicating higher levels of social vulnerability and dark blue indicating lower levels of social vulnerability. The diamond size indicates the estimated population of each census tract.
LACDMH Provider Locator
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The Mental Healthcare Provider Locator application allows the user to discover providers in an immersive, geographically centered web app. Users can freely pan, zoom, and select mental health provider points to gain information. Use the app widgets to preform filters and queries on LACDMH providers.
Click the icon above to view the Story Map.
This Story Map shows the breakdown of Department of Mental Health activity by Medical Service Study Area for FY 2018 and 2019.
Each tab contains a map of the predominant clientele groups, with color representing the subgroups and size representing the total clients per MSSA. Each web map contains layers representing LACDMH service areas, providers, and LA County supervisory districts to provide additional context.
LACDMH CARES ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL!
In an effort to increase emotional awareness and community involvement, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health has developed a series of tools that enable citizens to map their emotions! View the Story Map for more details, add your own entry using the survey, or make your own map of LA emotions using the web app 🙂
STORY MAP GALLERY
This piece tells the story of the CHW, Community Health Worker. The first line of preventative care, CHWs are often overlooked when discussing outreach and prevention strategies. From its start in Latin America this grassroots method has become a staple part of public health campaigns. LA County is changing and Spanish once again the predominate language spoken. As LA County expands into this new decade LACDMH is poised support this non-English speaking majority.
This cascade style Story Map tells the story of the Katie A. et al. v. Bonta et al class action lawsuit and the resulting changes to the foster care system. Data was gathered from LACDMH as well as DCFS to produce interactive web maps communicating foster youth distribution, Katie A. class member distribution and DCFS statistical data.
STATIC MAPSClick an icon below to view the map gallery.
These thematic maps display the various political boundaries that dissect Los Angeles County including LACDMH Service Areas and LA county supervisory districts.
These maps and collections of maps relate the feedback given by clients. LACDMH uses this information to continually improve the level of care provided to the residents of Los Angeles County.
Network Adequacy Maps
In accordance with the California Department of Health Care Services (CDHCS), Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health has created a collection of maps displaying the distance (15 mile) and time (30-minute drive) requirements outlined in the CDHCS Network Adequacy Standards.