U.S. Census

Stand Up and Be Counted

Your response to the 2020 U.S. Census is vital.

By responding to the Census, you are ensuring not only fair representation in Congress for Los Angeles, but also fair distribution of trillions of dollars of funding for health-related programs. This includes how much money health centers like APLA Health receive from the federal government. If fewer people are counted, states may receive less funding and have to reduce vital health care and supportive services.

The $1.5 trillion in federal funds guided by census data helps fund the following health-related programs:

  • the Ryan White Program
  • the HOPWA Program
  • the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

This is the first year you will be able to participate online, but you can also participate by phone or by mail. Responses are due by August 14 — the deadline has been extended two weeks due to COVID-19.

For individuals who are concerned about the Census and their immigration status, please respond to the Census. We need you to be counted. When you respond to the Census, your answers are kept anonymous. They are used only to produce statistics. By law, Census information is confidential and may not be shared with any law enforcement agency.

Read more about the U.S. Census online at: 2020census.gov