CCPHA sponsored bills:
- SB 912 will prevent the expiration of current healthy vending standards in state buildings. Currently in the State Assembly after seeing bipartisan successes in the Senate.
- SB 1000 would have required warning labels on harmful sugary drinks sold in CA. Unfortunately, the bill died in Assembly Health on June 17th.
We'd like to encourage you to join us and our friends at Prevention Institute and the Berkeley Healthy Child Coalition at this critical point in the effort to pass Measure D--a proposed penny-per-ounce tax on the distribution of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages in the City of Berkeley.
On Friday, September 26, 2014 from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM, supporters of this vital public health measure will gather for the Berkeley vs. Big Soda Fundraiser. The goal is to help the campaign as it enters the home stretch before Election Day! CCPHA is a proud co-host of the Berkeley vs. Big Soda Fundraiser. At the fundraiser, leaders from Mexico will discuss their successful campaign in passing a national sugary drink tax, and the impact they've seen in the year since. You'll also learn more about Measure D and how Berkeley will win! For more information or to RSVP, CLICK HERE.
CCPHA and the Stockton Branch of the NAACP have launched the San Joaquin REACH Project to develop and promote strategies to improve nutrition, increase physical activity and expand access to healthy foods in organizations and churches serving African-American residents. The project is funded by the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The San Joaquin project is one of fourteen being administered by the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity.
“This grant is a shot in the arm for communities of color in San Joaquin County, which suffer disproportionately from chronic diseases like diabetes,” says Bobby Bivens, NAACP’s Stockton branch president. “Our organization will put its full weight behind this initiative to begin the vital work of reaching out and empowering our community to build healthier workplaces, organizations and faith communities.” To read more, click here.