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Champions for Change - Healthy Communities Initiative

Through the Champions for Change initiative, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health partners with community organizations to address food insecurity and chronic disease.pdf icon

Champions for Change - Healthy Communities Initative infographic

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Contact Information

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
E-mail: chronic_disease@
ph.lacounty.gov

Reports Reports & Briefs
Parks After Dark, Food insecurity in LA County pdf icon



Media Campaign Media Campaigns
Choose Water, LA Quits, Choose Health LA Restaurants, Choose Health LA Moms Less TV Time. More Play Time
Healthy Active Living Educational Materials Catalog Educational Materials
Eat Your Best
Current Grants Division Grants
Eat Your Best Initiative, CalFresh Healthy Living, Nutrition Education Obesity Preventionpdf icon
Latest News
Hospital administrators discuss diabetes prevention strategies. Diabetes Prevention Recommendations for Hospital Communities

To support diabetes prevention efforts in Los Angeles County, DPH offers recommends policy, systems, and environmental change strategies to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, increase early diagnosis, and improve diabetes management, including self-management.


Preview of infographic - Heart Disease and Stroke in Los Angeles County How to Lessen the Inequitable Burden of Heart Disease and Stroke in Los Angeles County 

Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in Los Angeles County. While heart disease mortality has declined and stroke mortality has remained stable in LA County, inequities continue with Black men experiencing higher death rates than any other groups. This report looks to address this inequitable burden impacting communities of color.


Preview of infographic - Preventing Youth Suicide in Los Angeles County September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide continues to be a leading cause of premature death and we can all play a role to promote social connections and emotional well-being, raise awareness of the risk factors, be alert for warning signs, and decrease stigma surrounding mental health. In observance of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, DPH has released a new data brief on Youth Suicide Prevention in LA County.

A woman buckles a young girl into her car seat. Public Health Receives Award for Child Passenger Safety Program

The California Office of Traffic Safety has awarded the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health the Child Passenger Safety Program Grant to increase access to child passenger safety resources and to provide more outreach to LA County families on how to properly install car seats and booster seats.

Preview of brief – Food Insecurity in Los Angeles County Food Insecurity in Los Angeles County

In Los Angeles County, more than a half-million households with incomes less than 300% of the federal poverty level are food insecure, which means many people face barriers purchasing nutritional foods at some time during the year. The Department of Public Health released a report examining the state of food insecurity in LA County and provides recommendations for multi-sector partnership and innovation to increase access to healthy foods.

Preview of infographic – Public Health Impact of Suicide in Los Angeles County, 2017 Edition Impact of Suicide in Los Angeles County, 2017

Suicide rates in Los Angeles County indicate a serious and significant public health issue.

Small boy jumps in the air. Less TV Time. More Play Time.

Children are spending more time in front of screens (TVs, computers, tablets, and phones) than they are being physically active. This puts them at high risk for obesity. The younger they develop these habits, the harder it becomes for them to turn the screens off as they get older. Choose Health LA has tips to help parents reduce screen time and increase play time.


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Director's Message
Welcome to the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention website.

Our primary mission is to help make Los Angeles County a healthier place. In collaboration with our community partners and key stakeholders, we focus on reducing the risk and burden of chronic disease, injury, and social conditions that affect health to promote well-being and quality of life for all residents in this diverse county. Good health provides the foundation for a strong quality of life for our children, families, and friends. When we focus on prevention and make our communities places of health, safety, and opportunity for social and economic growth, everyone benefits.

I encourage you to explore the resources we have listed on these pages and appreciate your interest in our work.

Tony Kuo, MD, MSHS
Division Initiatives



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