CCPHA is co-sponsoring two bills in 2014 and reviewing other bills for support. Our first bill is SB 912, it will prevent the expiration of current healthy vending standards in state buildings. Our second bill is SB 1000, the Sugary Drink Warning Label Act. Visit our 2014 Legislation page for more information on these bills. If you would like to stay updated on what CCPHA’s legislative work, join our action network, like CCPHA on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter.
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
On Monday, October 21st, CCPHA co-hosted with Center for Science in the Public Interest, California Black Health Network, The California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, and the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California the first ever California Healthy Beverage Summit. For some highlights from the conference check out the Kick the Can Blog – complete with links to great resources, campaigns, and news on the sugar-sweetened beverage landscape.