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) 351-1901
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.
IVPP Highlights

Upcoming Events:

Nonprofit capacity building workshops

L.A. County Department of Public Health Trauma Prevention Initiative announces a new round of nonprofit capacity building workshops in South Los Angeles.  The workshops are designed for leaders of nonprofit organizations that are addressing trauma and violence in the community.

Workshops Available:

- Got Help? Finding and Keeping Great Volunteers
- Making the Case: Elements of a Well Written Grant Proposal
- The Perfect Pitch: Telling Your Nonprofit's Story to Engage and Fundraise
- Keeping in Touch: Effective Contact Management

Dates Offered:

- Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 10am-Noon
- Thursday, April 19, 2018, 10am-Noon
- Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 10am-Noon
- Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 10am-Noon
- Thursday, May 31, 2018, 10am-Noon


- Helen Keller Park, 1045 W 126th St. Los Angeles, CA 90044 (West Athens/Westmont)
- A.C. Bilbrew Library, 150 E El Segundo Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90061 (Willowbrook)
- George Washington Carver Park, 1400 E 118th St. Los Angeles, CA 90059 (Willowbrook)
- Florence Firestone Community Service Center, 7807 S. Compton Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90001
- YWCA GLA Compton Empowerment Center, 1600 E. Compton Blvd. Compton, CA 90221 (East Compton)

Please see the attached flyer for more details and the specific dates and locations of each workshop.

Capacity Building Workshops

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.

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