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Featured Publication
Breastfeeding Education

LA County Department of Public Health and BreastfeedLA have developed a NEW prenatal breastfeeding education booklet for providers and soon-to-be parents. This booklet is easy to read and is available in Spanish, English, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese. For more information, please contact

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Breastfeeding Education Booklet
To download the Breastfeeding Education booklet in other languages, visit Choose Health LA

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Contact Information

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

Reports & Briefs
Promoting Baby-Friendly Hospitals, Active Transportation, Parks After Dark, Rising Food Insecurity
Marketing Matters, Creating Healthy Food Environments, Nutrition Recommendations in Cafeterias, Portion Control
Educational Materials
Healthy Active Living Educational Materials Catalog pdf icon
Infographics & Fact Sheets
Suicide Impact, Impact of Sugary Drinks, Parks After Dark
Media Campaigns
Choose Water, LA Quits, Choose Health LA Restaurants, Last Drag LA, Choose Health LA Moms
Division Grants
Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention, Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative, 1422 Grant, CalTrans Grant
Latest News
Water: The healthiest choice Get Back to a Healthier You is a new website designed by postpartum experts and moms to help mothers return to a healthier weight after having a baby. This free, six-month program encourages three simple activities: exclusive breastfeeding, drinking water and walking. The online library of resources include support for breastfeeding as well as stress management, mental health and nutrition.

Take the first step to a healthier, happier you here

Rising Food Insecurity in Los Angeles County Rising Food Insecurity in Los Angeles County

Too many people in Los Angeles County aren’t able to afford sufficient healthy food to meet their nutritional needs. This problem, which we describe using the term food insecurity, impacts an estimated 530,000 LA County households. "Rising Food Insecurity In Los Angeles County" provides an overview of the data on food insecurity and highlights resources that can help.

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Water: The healthiest choice Water: the Healthiest Choice

Our latest campaign is aimed at parents and focuses on providing simple, straightforward information about soda, sports and juice drinks and their link to childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. The multilingual media campaign encourages parents to give their children water and remove sugary drinks from their diet. Sugary drinks, which can represent up to 40% of a child’s total caloric intake, are a leading cause of obesity among children.

To find out more information and fun water recipes, click here

Marketing Matters Toolkit Marketing Matters Toolkit

As part of the First 5 LA funded Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in partnership with ChangeLab Solutions, released Marketing Matters: A White Paper on Strategies to Reduce Unhealthy Food and Beverage Marketing to Young Children. Learn about what food and beverage ads have to do with the health of your neighborhood by clicking on the image.

Promoting Baby-Friendly Hospitals Promoting Baby-Friendly Hospitals in Los Angeles County: Financial and Technical Assistance Improve Breastfeeding Rates

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health assisted maternity hospitals throughout the County to implement or improve practices that support breastfeeding. Hospitals can receive the international Baby-Friendly designation for implementing these best practices. This brief examines how resources and progress toward achieving Baby-Friendly designation can impact hospitals’ ability to improve breastfeeding rates. Click the image for more information.

Active Transportation in Los Angeles County

In 2013, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health sponsored a countywide field survey to gauge public support for active transportation efforts in the region. This brief delves into the public interest for better sidewalks, more bike paths and trails, and safer city streets. The brief concludes with recommendations on how to advance active transportation projects.

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Community Transformation Grant Program Highlights
Through funding made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Community Health and Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention engaged in substantive and innovative initiatives. Efforts addressed wholesale changes in how people think about healthy active living through the Community Transformation Grant. Below are key program highlights that continue through the Division's sustainability efforts.

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

Los Angeles County is becoming a healthier place. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention - in collaboration with our community partners - is helping make it happen. Good health is precious. It provides the foundation for a strong quality of life for children, families, and the community. When we focus on prevention and make our communities places of health, everyone benefits. Children, families, businesses. That's why the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention focuses on improving the health for all residents in Los Angeles County -- by reducing the occurrences, severity, and consequences of chronic diseases and injuries.

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

Paul Simon, MD, MPH
Director, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
Division Initiatives

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