for Prevention


Rx for Prevention is intended for primary care physicians and other clinicians providing outpatient care in Los Angeles County. Our objective is to provide information on important public health issues that have relevance to health professionals' work. Rx for Prevention articles cover a broad array of topics, including chronic disease, injury and violence, substance use disorders, environmental health, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, and other communicable diseases of public health interest. We seek to ensure that articles include clear steps to apply directly to your clinical practice and/or to support action at a community or policy level. Issues of Rx for Prevention include feature articles, resources for you and your patients, and brief updates.

Rx for Prevention is currently on hiatus due to our focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.

We welcome feedback on the content of the publication and any ideas on topics to cover in the future.

Rx for Prevention is published by the LA County Department of Public Health.

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Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director

Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Health Officer



Paul Simon, MD, MPH 



Sarah Guerry, MD

Ali Stirland, MBChB, MSc



Julia Heinzerling, MPH


Sharon Balter, MD

Condessa Curley, MD, MPH

Robert Gilchick, MD, MPH

Eloisa Gonzalez, MD, MPH

Seira Kurian, MD, MPH

Janina Morrison, MD, MPH

Silvia Prieto, MD, MPH

Rita Singhal, MD, MPH

Lello Tesema, MD, MSHPM



Ursula Baffigo, MD, MPH

Alice Kuo, MD, PhD, MBA

Elisa A. Nicholas, MD, MSPH

Jagruti Shukla, MD, MPH



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