Choose Health LA
Choose Health LA is a local initiative of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to prevent and control chronic disease in Los Angeles County.
Community Transformation Grant
Choose Health LA is working with community partners to develop innovative strategies aimed at reducing youth access to tobacco products and exposure to secondhand smoke; improving nutrition and opportunities for physical activity; and increasing access to high quality, clinical preventive services. These efforts are part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Community Transformation Grants (CTG) program. Learn more here.
Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative
The four-year Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative is bringing together a broad range of partners to implement community-based public education, skills-building and environmental changes that promote physical activity and healthy eating. The grant, funded by First 5 LA, targets the nearly one million LA County children 0-5 years of age and their families, and includes three focus areas: Choose Health LA Kids, reducing obesity in child care settings and managing obesity in moms. Learn more here.
Previous Efforts to Create Healthy Communities
RENEW (Renew Environments for Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness) LA County, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative, was designed to improve nutrition, increase physical activity and reduce obesity, especially in the communities that need it the most. Learn more here.
Contact Choose Health LA at ChooseHealthLA@ph.lacounty.gov
Nutrition Education Resources
Choose Health LA has free nutrition education resources available to LA County health professionals and educators. Most materials are available in both English and Spanish, on topics including healthy drinks, portion control and sodium reduction. View the Nutrition Education Materials Catalog here.