Resident Engagement & Advocacy for Health
CA4Health, in collaboration with San Diego County’s Childhood Obesity Initiative, conducted a series of virtual capacity building sessions engaging nearly 50 residents around local sugary drink taxes. Virtual sessions covered information on health impacts of sugary beverage consumption, examples of current local soda tax initiatives, preemption, and advocacy to influence change. Resident advocates met with City Council and Board of Supervisors in search of a local champion to consider ways community may benefit from a local measure. Throughout the community engagements we focused on uplifting lived experiences to center community voices on current efforts to repeal statewide bans on local sugary drink taxes in California.
Record a short video (2mins or less) answering one or more of the following questions:
- How could revenue from a sugary drink tax be used to support health equity?
- What is your vision for a healthy and thriving community?