Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
3530 Wilshire Blvd, 8th Fl 
Los Angeles, California 90010
Tel: (213) 351-7825
Fax: (213) 351-2713
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Latest News

Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Awarded Grants from the State to Address Traffic Safety

Woman wearing helmet bikes to work.

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) awards the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention three grants to support an initiative that will promote traffic safety, reduce teen distracted driving, improve bicycle safety and assist low-income families with proper child seat installations. The goals of this initiative further the County’s Vision Zero Initiative by supporting the County’s Child Passenger Safety Program.

Is Your Child Car Seat Properly Installed and Safe to Use?

Baby in car seat

Make an appointment to have your car seat checked for free! Join us March 25th in West Covina or April 22nd in Downey with our community partner, The Whole Child, for a car seat safety check event. This free event will give you the peace of mind that your child is safe in their correctly installed car seat. Car seat technicians who speak Spanish will also be onsite. Make an appointment today to reserve a spot for a free check – and possibly, take home a free car seat!


Los Angeles County Food Equity Roundtable Report

Preview of Food Insecurity Report

Recognizing that food insecurity among Los Angeles County residents has long been at a crisis level — nearly 1 in 4 households experienced an incidence of food insecurity between 2021 and 2022 – the Los Angeles County Food Equity Roundtable issued an aggressive action plan for transforming the region’s disconnected food system. Click here to read more about LA County’s action plan to address and reduce food insecurity.

Learn about Food Insecurity in LA County - Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Los Angeles County Sodium Reduction Initiative

African American woman holding a glass of water with a salad on the table.

Making menus more healthy while still appealing and tasty, was the challenge for the Los Angeles County Sodium Reduction Initiative. Over 11 years, the Initiative advanced menu items and meals with lower sodium content at university settings, hospital campuses, and in congregate meal sites. Learn more from the participants on how this multi-faceted initiative helped establish a demand for healthy eating across LA County.

Findings on Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption by Children and Adolescents in LA County.

Sample page of key findings from sugar-sweetened beverage report.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health releases their latest report on sugar-sweetened beverage consumption by children and adolescents in Los Angeles County.

For more information, visit the Nutrition and Physical Activity Program.

Unintentional Drowning Deaths in Los Angeles County (2021)

Data sheet on the numbers of unintentional drowning deaths in Los Angeles County

As Public Health works to improve water safety and prevent children and adults from drowning, we share these statistics on the occurrences of drowning to set benchmarks and track progress.

2020 LA County Data on Unintentional Drowning Deaths

Get water safety tips here.

Public Health to Work on the Healthy Brain Initiative

Son showing mother something on the phone.

To address Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health was awarded funding through the California Healthy Brain Initiative to provide support and resources to LA County residents living with dementia and caregivers who help manage those with this condition.

For more information, visit the Alzheimer's Disease Program.

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