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

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State Awards Public Health Two Grants to Promote Traffic Safety

Woman wearing helmet bikes to work.

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) awards Public Health two grants to support an initiative that will promote traffic safety, including reducing teen distracted driving on county roads. The goals of this initiative further the County’s Vision Zero Initiative by supporting the County’s Child Passenger Safety 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.








At Risk or Need Help Managing Diabetes?

Preview of Diabetes Prevention and Management website.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health launches new Diabetes website offering community members and healthcare providers with information, resources, and tips to assist LA County residents with the tools to prevent and manage diabetes.









Food Insecurity in Los Angeles County - Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Preview of Diabetes Prevention and Management website.

Read our report on food insecurity in Los Angeles County before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.










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