Department of Public Health
About Us

The Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention aims to address challenges in chronic disease prevention and control by promoting policies and changes to the physical environment, the social environment, and the public health infrastructure. Presently, the Division comprises a centralized administration, two offices, 6 programs and 2 units: the Administrative Unit; Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology; Office of Senior Health; Tobacco Control and Prevention Program; Toxics Epidemiology Program; Injury and Violence Prevention Program; Physical Activity & Cardiovascular Health Program; Nutrition Program; Policies for Livable, Active Communities and Environments (PLACE) Program; Surveillance, Epidemiology & Evaluation Unit; and the Special Projects Unit. The Division's goals are aligned with the Department of Public Health's strategic plans and its mission to protect the public, improve the health of the population, and to decrease health inequities in the County of Los Angeles.

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