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 2012

New Law Protects California Kids!
Effective January 2012

  • Children under age 8 must be properly buckled into a car seat or booster in the back
  • Children age 8 or older may use the vehicle seat belt if it fits properly with the lap belt low on the hips, touching the upper thighs, and the shoulder belt crossing the center of the chest. If children are not tall enough for proper belt fit, they must ride in a booster or car seat.
  • Everyone in the car must be properly buckled up. For each child under 16 who is not properly secured, parents (if in the car) or drivers can be fined more than $475 and get a point on their driving record.

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)


ad-car_seats2 Learn more about Buckle Up Orange County. Program staff is available to help in the following ways:

  • Education and training to parents and providers
  • Car seat mini-grants to community organizations
  • Referrals to countywide child passenger safety programs and resources