Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (CDIP)

Health Promotion

Search our Physical Activity Resource Directory (photo: children on playground)

Be Active, Have Fun

Search our Physical Activity Resource Directory for physical activity classes, programs and parks with swimming pools, ball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, and much more in Orange County.

New Law for 2017

New Law Protects California Kids!

Children under 2 years of age shall ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall. The child shall be secured in a manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the manufacturer of the car seat.

Current California Law:

  • Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat.
  • Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 4’9” in height must be secured by a safety belt.
  • Passengers who are 16 years of age and over are subject to California's Mandatory Seat Belt law.

CDIP Projects

Walk to School Day

photo: walk to school support

Walk to School is a fun, educational event involving children, parents, and community leaders. Consider becoming a coordinator for your school. Principals, teachers, parents...anyone can become a coordinator.

Buckle Up Orange County (BUOC)


 Learn more about Buckle Up Orange County. Program staff is available to help in the following ways:

  • Education and training to parents and providers
  • Referrals to countywide child passenger safety programs and resources