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This health brief was developed by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention in 2010. It details the negative health impact of high sodium consumption as well as the health benefits of reducing population sodium levels in the community. The report appeals to their audience with local statistics to highlight the impact on their community and gives the opportunity to also explain their sodium reduction initiatives in context. The brief was released in joint with a press release which can be viewed here.
This brief provides an excellent example for other local health departments to communicate the importance of sodium reduction and their local initiative to their community.