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
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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.

Saturday, March 4th, 8am-3pm, Southwest College


Please join us for a day of community dialogue to address violence and build a more peaceful and resilient Westmont/West Athens. The community's vision statement for the summit is:

Investing in our communities through unity to create more positive opportunities.


 CLICK HERE for a Downloadable Registration Form

For more information about the Westmont/West Athens Unity Summit, please contact or Ali Goodyear (323) 294-4527.

The Summit will feature:

  • Keynote speakers
  • Panel discussions and breakout sessions
  • Live entertainment
  • Interactive art and healing pieces
  • Youth-produced video presentation
  • On site resources

You'll be able to choose from these breakout sessions:

  • Impact of Trauma
  • Youth Relationships and Peer Pressure
  • Positive Community-Law Enforcement Relationships
  • Economic and Grassroots Infrastructure
  • Healing Individuals and Communities
  • Faith-based Community Support Systems

The event is free and free parking will be available. Free light refreshments and box lunches will be provided. American Sign Language (ASL) and Spanish language interpreters will be present. Please note, seats are limited, registration is required.

Trauma Prevention Initiative

The Westmont/West Athens Unity Summit was planned by community stakeholders with support from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH). DPH is partnering with the Department of Health Services (DHS) and other county and community partners to implement a Trauma Prevention Initiative.

The goal of the Initiative, established in December 2015, is to reduce trauma visits and deaths throughout Los Angeles County, beginning with reducing the high rates of violence in South Los Angeles. The Initiative will build a foundation for a comprehensive approach to violence prevention and intervention by coordinating strategies across the lifespan, leveraging resources of existing programs and developing innovative programs, policies, and partnerships.

IVPP News and Reports

Public Health Impact of Sucide in Los Angeles County, 2013

Impact of Suicide in Los Angeles County, 2013

Rapid Health Impact Assessment Report

New Rapid Health Impact Assessment Report

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.

Full Report   Executive Summary

Read how parks can address the violence prevention and combat obesity

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? Parks After Dark Brief contains information about the innovative program found at many Los Angeles County Parks.

Concussion Report

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

The Concussion Report  provides information on Los Angeles County residents who were treated for a concussion either as a patient in the hospital or in an emergency department.


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