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.
August 8, 2014 is the NEW deadline to submit your nominations for CCPHA's 7th annual Champions of Health Awards. Each year we ask you to nominate the public health leaders whose work has made a meaningful impact on combating health disparities and building healthier communities throughout California. This awards program provides well-deserved recognition to local advocates, elected leaders, high school students, beginning professionals and researchers. Some awards even include cash prizes! Please nominate your Champions of Health by August 8. Information regarding award categories and nomination forms can be found by clicking 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.