To reduce disparities in trauma visits in Los
Angeles County through a public health approach.
Partner with trauma centers, county departments and community stakeholders to decrease trauma disparities and reduce trauma injuries and deaths throughout Los Angeles County.
The Department of Public Health (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,
trauma centers throughout the county to coordinate injury
prevention programs to best serve community needs.
South Los Angeles
Coordinating successful strategies and initiatives,
including: early childhood development, gang reduction, diversion and reentry programming, school-based restorative justice programs, equity, and community revitalization initiatives.