Injury & Violence Prevention Program  (IVPP)

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Injury & Violence Prevention Program
695 S. Vermont Avenue, South Tower, 14th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: (213) 351-7888
Fax: (213) 637-4879
Injury & Violence Prevention Program  (IVPP)

The Injury & Violence Prevention Program (IVPP) of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is a part of the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention. IVPP monitors the occurrence of intentional and unintentional injuries among the residents of Los Angeles County and implements prevention programs to reduce morbidity and mortality due to injuries. The goal of the program is to reduce the leading causes of injury related death and disability for the Los Angeles County population.


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Parks After DarkIVPP in collaboration with the Health Impact Evaluation Center of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, is excited to release a new report highlighting the health impacts of an innovative local strategy called Parks After Dark. The report, Potential Costs and Health Benefits of Parks After Dark: A Rapid Health Impact Assessment, examines the potential impacts of Parks After Dark on safety, physical activity, and cross-sector collaboration. Continuation and expansion of Parks After Dark would have positive impacts on the health and wellbeing of residents who live in areas disproportionately impacted by violence, obesity, and economic hardship. The full report, and executive summary below include detailed analyses and recommendations to maximize the potential health benefits and cost savings of this strategy.

Potential Costs and Health Benefits of Parks After Dark: A Rapid Health Impact Assessment

Full Report

Executive Summary


The Public Health Impact of Suicide in Los Angeles County, 2011

In 2011, more Los Angeles County residents died by suicide than motor vehicle crashes, unintentional drug overdoses, or homicides. This two-page brief highlights 2011 data trends for the significant but preventable problem of suicide in Los Angeles County.

Locations of Parks After Dark Program

Parks After Dark: Preventing Violence While Promoting Healthy, Active Living

Want to learn more about how parks can have a pivotal role in addressing violence prevention while at the same time combating obesity? Download here to find out more about the innovative program, Parks After Dark.

                            All Parks Participating in Parks After Dark Program

Jun 16 - Aug 13 Jul 7 - Aug 27
  • Athens Park
  • Bethune Park
  • East Rancho Dominguez Park
  • Helen Keller Park
  • Jesse Owens Park
  • Roosevelt Park
  • Ted Watkins Park
  • El Cariso Park
  • Adventure Park
  • Mayberry Park
  • Sorensen Park
  • Val Verde Park
  • Allen Martin Park
  • Bassett Park
  • Belvedere Park
  • City Terrace Park
  • Obregon Park
  • San Angelo Park
  • Salazar Park
  • Pamela Park
  • Loma Alta Park


Concussions: How sports-related injuries are impacting our youth in Los Angeles County (May 2014)

Concussion Report

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