Healthy State Vending Bill-- Signed Into Law!

It's official! The Healthy State Vending Bill (SB 912, Mitchell) is now a law in the State of California. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill on September 25, 2014.
The Healthy State Vending Bill, co-sponsored by CCPHA, makes permanent basic nutrition requirements for foods and beverages sold in vending machines that operate in state-owned buildings.


Passage of this law demonstrates a real norm change at the California Capitol, as the bill cleared nearly every legislative hurdle with bipartisan support. Our messaging about the need for healthy food and beverage options is resonating with policy makers on both sides of the aisle!  


CCPHA is proud to have been part of getting this piece of legislation passed. We believe this is proof of our commitment to ensuring there are policies in place throughout California that make our communities healthier places in which to live. For additional resources on the bill, click HERE .

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What's New

2014 Champions of Health Awards Recipients Announced:

California Center for Public Health Advocacy is pleased to inform you we have selected this year's Champions of Health Awards recipients, and we're certain you'll agree this is a phenomenal group of individuals being recognized!

Our annual Champions of Health Awards program helps us highlight the spectacular public health leaders of California, their achievements over the past year, and the positive work they're doing each day in communities all over the state. We're honoring current public health heroes AND those showing promise that they'll continue advocating for healthy community environments in the future.

Please visit THIS LINK​ to see our complete list of award recipients and the criteria they met in the various awards categories.

We'd like to thank all who submitted nominations, and we'd like to offer up hearty congratulations to all our deserving awardees!





local policy

Corner Stores Get Healthier Thanks to Community Effort

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:


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