May 2019
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Champion Provider Fellowship Onboarding Training April 25 - 26.  It was great to have so many members of the 2017 cohort in attendance to provide guidance to the incoming group of fellows and to be recognized for their accomplishments over the past two years.
(Above) Fellows from the 2017 cohort pose with their certificates of completion alongside Champion Provider Fellowship faculty and staff and Dr. Caroline Peck, Assistant Deputy Director, Center for Healthy Communities & Chief, Chronic Disease and Injury Control, CDPH.

Other highlights of the onboarding included a media training by Brown Miller Communications (BMC), a Speaking with Credibility and Confidence Workshop facilitated by Cara Hale Alter of SpeechSkills and an expertly moderated Engaging Policymakers panel by Mike Miller of BMC. Panelists included Supervisor Wilma Chan, Alameda County District 3, Dr. John Maa, Former President, San Francisco Marin Medical Society, Dr. Xavier Morales, Executive Director, The Praxis Project, and Senator Scott Wiener, CA-District 11. Training materials will be posted on our website soon at .

Congratulations to Cohort 2017 for completing the program and welcome Cohort 2019!

In Health,

Vanessa Thompson, MD
Associate Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
Director, Champion Provider Fellowship
Upcoming Events
Work-In-Progress (WIP) Call #1
Date: Friday, May 17 th , 2019
Time:  12:15 – 1:15pm
Moderator: Dr. Alicia Fernández , Professor
UCSF School of Medicine  
The Work-In-Progress call series provides an informal platform where fellows can talk about the policy, system and environmental change work they are doing in their communities and solicit feedback from their cohort and UCSF faculty members. If you would like to present on the call, please email
Date:  Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Location:  Oakland, CA
Presenters:   Brown Miller Communications
Registration:   Email

Join us for a special day-long interactive media training workshop for Champion Provider Fellows. You’ll learn the differences between various types of media outlets and what you need to know to successfully work with each, the qualities that make a story newsworthy, how to craft and deliver a compelling story and pitfalls to avoid when working with the press. The training presented by Brown·Miller Communications includes interactive activities, mock interviews and constructive critiques. Registration is limited and will be processed on a first come, first served basis.
Fellow Activities

Dr. John Zweifler (Kings County), who launched his website, during the fellowship, recently published two e-books entitled Population Health and Tipping Health Care in the Right Direction.. . Click the photo to learn more or email "Dr. Z" by clicking here .
Congrats to San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties for the recognition of their work around ParkRx in The Almanac. Read the May 8th Cover Story here.
*Cohort 2019 Fellows & LHD Representatives*
April 2019 Onboarding | San Francisco, CA
*Champion Provider Listserv*
Collaborate & communicate with Champion Provider
Fellows across the state about your community change efforts.
Post a message by emailing:
Senate Bill 285: Public Social Services (Scott Wiener )
This bipartisan bill, now up for discussion in the Senate Appropriations, would ensure that all low-income Californians have equitable access to CalFresh- by setting statewide goals for enrollment and participation.
Assembly Bill 842:   Hunger-Free Preschool & Child Care (Limón)
AB 842, which is now with the Assembly Appropriations Committee, would extend provisions already granted to institutions with K – 12 th grade students around participation in California state meal programs to preschool and child care settings.
Assembly Bill 1508: Breakfast After the Bell (Bonta)
Now with the Assembly Appropriations Committee, this bill would identify state investments to expand access to  Breakfast After the Bell,  to reach more children in California's high-poverty schools.
From the Field
Note: Materials included in this section are for reference and information purposes only and do not imply endorsement by the federal government, California Department of Public Health, or the University of California, San Francisco.
Anderson CAM, Thorndike AN, Lichtenstein AH, Van Horn L, Kris-Etherton PM, Foraker R, Spees C. Circulation.  2019.
The authors examine a spectrum of interventions aimed at creating healthier food systems for Americans and the corresponding evidence to support the outlined approaches.
From CDPH NEOPB, this tool provides a variety of publicly available data relevant to the goals and objectives of SNAP-Ed. The profiles were compiled to assist Local Health Departments and other SNAP-Ed implementing agencies to plan future interventions and collaborative efforts.
More Opportunities
2019 Children & Nature Network International Conference
May 16-18 | Oakland
A biennial conference aimed to equip attendees with best practices for increasing equitable access to nature for the children, families and communities they serve. 
National Academy of Medicine Webinar
June 12 | 12-1pm PST
  • successful communication strategies
  • effective campaign examples
  • Identify current research gaps
Champion Provider Fellowship will be here!
***Please let us know if you are attending***
July 15-18 | Anaheim
Join the nation’s largest, most influential collaboration of professionals dedicated to combating pediatric obesity/overweight to discuss:
  • emerging research
  • best practices
  • community-based efforts and
  • effective policy strategies
Harvard-UCLA Food Law & Policy Conference
Reflections on Regulating Sugar: The Role of Law in Reducing Consumption
November 15
Hosted by the UCLA Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy , in conjunction with Harvard University’s Food Law Lab, the purpose of this annual conference is to convene interdisciplinary groups of experts from science, law, and policy to discuss current prevalent issues and solutions in the modern food system. Stay posted for more details.