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Chronic Disease Programs


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Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
3530 Wilshire Blvd, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90010
Tel: (213) 351-7825
Fax: (213) 351-2713
E-mail: chronic_disease@ph.lacounty.gov

Mission Statement

To improve health and decrease health disparities in Los Angeles County by reducing the occurrence, severity, and consequences of chronic diseases and injuries.
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Latest News
Suicide: New Data Brief and Infographic

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. click here

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 combatting obesity? Download here to find out more about the innovative program, Parks After Dark! click here

Public Health Launches Choose Health LA Restaurants

Choose Health LA Restaurants is a partnership between the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and local restaurants to promote healthier meal choices for customers across Los Angeles County. Given that nearly two in three LA County adults and children are overweight or obese, it is critical that we work together to help reverse this trend. One important strategy to address the issue is to offer customers healthier options at restaurants. Choose Health LA Restaurants works with restaurant operators to expand healthier choices by offering customers smaller portion size options and healthier children’s meals in addition to existing menu items.

To suggest a restaurant for the program, email choosehealthla@ph.lacounty.gov

To learn more about the program, including how to become a participating restaurant, click here


Healthy Food Procurement in the County of Los Angeles

Now available for download: Resources to help implement healthy eating tips in vending machines. For more information on the County’s healthy food procurement policies, click here

  • Creating Healthy Food Environments Brief, click here
  • Nutrition Recommendations for Meals, Snacks and Beverages in Cafeterias, click here
  • Implementation Toolkit for Vending Machine Nutrition Policy- Beverages, click here
  • Implementation Toolkit for Vending Machine Nutrition Policy- Snacks, click here
  • Portion Control Brief, click here
  • Community Transformation Grant Summary, click here
  • Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative Summary, click here

  
Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative

The four-year Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative is bringing together a broad range of partners to implement community-based public education, skills-building and environmental changes that promote physical activity and healthy eating. The grant, funded by First 5 LA, targets the nearly one million LA County children 0-5 years of age and their families, and includes three focus areas: Choose Health LA Kids, reducing obesity in child care settings and managing obesity in moms.

For more information,click here.



Menu Labeling as a Potential Strategy for Combating the Obesity Epidemic

Public Health releases a report showing that posting calorie information on restaurant menus can help consumers make better health choices when eating out. To read the full report, click here

Preventing Childhood Obesity: the Need to Create Healthy Places.

A Cities and Communities Health Report Public Health releases a report presenting data on the prevalence of childhood obesity for 128 cities and communities in Los Angeles County. Cities and communities were ranked in terms of highest-to-lowest obesity prevalence and by level of economic hardship. To read the full report, click here

 

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