CCPHA sponsored two bills in CA’s 2013-14 legislative session: a sugary drink tax (SB-622 Monning), and Nutrition standards in state buildings (AB-459 Mitchell). Both bills have been placed on suspense.
All legislation that CCPHA is involved with can be found on our 2013 Legislation page. 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.
We are pleased to announce the winners of 6th annual Champions of Health Awards. The goal of the program is to honor a diverse set of leaders whose work has made a meaningful impact on combating health disparities and building healthier communities in California. We have an outstanding group of local advocates, elected leaders, high school students, beginning professionals and researchers. Please click here for a list of our 2013 Champions of Health!
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.