On February 11th, 2015, California Senate Bill 203 was introduced. It would require a simple warning on the front of beverage containers with added sweeteners that have 75 or more calories per 12 ounces. These beverages include sodas, sweet teas, sports drinks and energy drinks. The bill is authored by State Senate Majority Leader Bill Monning and is co-sponsored by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) and the Health Officers Association of California (HOAC). Sign on in support of SB 203 by clicking here.
Just a few weeks to go ‘til the Big Day of Giving! Tuesday, May 5, 2015 will be YOUR 24-hour chance to “give where your heart is.” CCPHA is participating in this giant local fundraising event again this year--along with hundreds of other local organizations. Last year, our generous supporters’ charitable donations helped us surpass our fundraising goals, and this year we’ve set an even bigger goal! The money we raise that day will allow us to continue the important work we do to make our communities healthier, AND it allows us to take on exciting new projects as well. More details about the Big Day of Giving will be coming soon. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter leading up to the Big DOG, and on the event day itself using the hashtag #GiveBigDog!
CCPHA and ChangeLab Solutions are working together on the concept of a “Complete Park Systems”. This will include identification of potential policies, programs, and funding sources to help place parks, recreation and community services agencies create more open space and recreational programs to improve the health of their communities specifically in underserved areas. The project team has scheduled two listening sessions to bring together leaders of parks and recreation agencies, commissioners, and elected officials in Northern CA, and Southern CA in order to learn about the nature of challenges they are facing. Listening sessions will be held in the City of Perris on February 25, and in the City of Stockton on March 4.