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.
On August 20, 2014, the city council of Baldwin Park unanimously adopted an Administrative Policy called the “Healthy Corner Store Policy.” Funded by a Community Transformation Grant (CTG), this landmark policy is the first of its kind in the state of California, and was the result of local efforts by CCPHA and community leaders including the Baldwin Park Resident Advisory Committee.
The Healthy Corner Market policy establishes guiding principles and practices for corner stores to contribute to a healthy economy through marketing strategies, promotions and floor plans conducive to healthy eating. Furthermore, the policy establishes a three-tiered, city-sponsored incentive program to qualifying markets based on the level of participation. In addition, the policy supports the continuation and expansion of the “Healthy Selection” shelf-tag program created by CCPHA.
For more information on the Healthy Corner Store Policy contact Christina Cardenas at 626.962.5900 or by email at email@example.com.
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.