November 2019
Last month, we were fortunate enough to collaborate with our partners, Brown · Miller Communications (BMC), to host a full day media training for eleven Champion Provider Fellows (photos below). The BMC team of Mike Miller and Paula Hamilton reviewed how to craft compelling messages and the "do’s" and "don’ts" of successful interviews.

In Health,

Vanessa Thompson, MD
Fellowship Director & Associate Professor
UCSF School of Medicine
Upcoming Events
*Download the 2019 - 2020 programming calendar HERE .
Work-In-Progress (WIP) #4 (for Fellows)
Thursday, November 14 | 12:15 - 1:15PM
Moderator: Dr. Wagahta Semere
Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
Webinar: Sugar-Sweetened Beverage (SSB) Reduction
(open to all)
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Time:  12:15 – 1:15pm  
Join us for a webinar on sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) reduction presented by Laurie Jacobs, PhD, Analyst at the UCSF  Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies . She will be presenting on the Healthy Beverage Initiative (HBI) and the impact of the SSB ban on employee SSB consumption and cardiometabolic health as reported in the recent JAMA Internal Medicine  ​​​​​​ article .
2020 Spring Mini College
Thursday, March 26th, 2020 | All Day
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel | 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, Ca 95815
About: This one day, in-person training is for Champion Provider Fellows and local health department representatives. The day will include skill building workshops, presentations by Champion Provider Fellows, and opportunities for networking.

Lodging : Rooms are available at the DoubleTree for the state rate of $95/night + tax.
( 2019 fellows will be reimbursed for travel related expenses, including one night of lodging. )
Registration link will be available soon!
Fellow Activities
Shelley Fung-Yeung, MD
(San Francisco County)
Dr.  Fung-Yeung participated in the launch of the Teen Healthy Eating Active Lifestyle (HEAL) Internship Program on September 21.
Laurie Bostick Cammon, MD
(Santa Clara County)
The work of Dr. Bostick Cammon and the Santa Clara County ParkRx program, was highlighted in the Outside article , "Science's Newest Miracle Drug Is Free"
Paul Hsiao DDS, MPH, JD
(Fresno County, Cohort 2017)

Dr. Hsiao contributed to the Fresno Bee article, " How bad teeth and a lack of dental care can lead to discrimination and poverty " (top L). The article was picked up by California Healthline Daily Edition and Cal Matters shortly after.

He also appeared on ABC30 Fresno about his participation in the fourth annual Veteran's Smile Day (bottom L).
*Champion Provider Listserv*
Collaborate & communicate with Champion Provider
Fellows across the state about your community change efforts.
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Policy Brief
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances
This proposed rule by USDA, would apply standard state heating and cooling utility allowances (HCSUA) when determining SNAP eligibility.
Comment Period: Open until December 2, 2019
AB 209 (Limón) - Parks: outdoor environmental education: grant program 
This bill, approved by Governor Newsom on October 9, 2019, establishes the Outdoor Equity Grants Program to increase the ability of underserved and at-risk populations to participate in outdoor environmental educational experiences at state parks and other public lands where outdoor environmental education programs take place. The Outdoor Equity Grants program will prioritize programming for foster youth, English language learners, children from low-income families.
Organization Spotlight
Ecology Center (EC)
"Inspiring and building a sustainable, healthy, and just future 
for the East Bay, California, and beyond."
Focus Area(s) :
 The California Market Match program, led by the Berkeley-based Ecology Center, empowers low-income shoppers to make healthy food choices by overcoming financial barriers. Market Match provides a dollar-for-dollar match to people who use their CalFresh benefits at participating farmers’ markets, and other farm-direct sites, throughout California. So if a customer spends $10 of their CalFresh at a participating site, they receive another $10 to spend on California-grown fruits and vegetables. The program supports job creation, local economic development, and civic engagement, which are co-benefits of farmers’ markets. Market Match also helps stabilize and support rural communities by providing additional income for small and mid-sized farmers selling at farmers’ markets.
Clientele Served :
 CalFresh recipients, small and mid-sized independent farmers, and Certified Farmers’ Markets.
2019-2020 Key Initiatives :
 Market Match is offered at over 260 sites in 32 counties in California. In 2020 and beyond, the Ecology Center (EC) and the Market Match network of regional leaders, will continue to grow the reach of the program by offering the program at more sites and serving more CalFresh clients and farmers across the state.

EC will provide technical assistance to farmers’ markets that do not yet offer the program and conduct outreach to CalFresh clients in high-need areas who may not know the program exists. The Ecology Center partners with community-based organizations, county health and social service departments to achieve this.

The EC also fosters a community of practice among Market Match providers, to exchange best practices and strengthen the program . Read the 2018 Market Match Impact Report HERE .
Organization Contact: Carle Brinkman | (510) 548-2220
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.
State of Childhood Obesity: Helping All Children Grow Up Healthy. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. October 2019.
This report compiles statistics from numerous datasets related to childhood obesity prevalence and the interactive website is full of dynamic content that highlights programs and policies aimed at creating healthier communities.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). September 13, 2019.
Every state has a map that illustrates prevalence from data reported in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) between 2016-2018. According to the data, from 2017 to 2018, the number of United States with adult obesity prevalence equal or above 35% has increased from seven to nine.
Healthy Eating Research. September 2019.
This report provides recommendations for healthy beverage consumption from birth to 5 years of age. Additional information and educational materials are available at
Department of Public Health and RAND Corporation.
The annual report released by CDC shows self –reported obesity prevalence for all 50 states by race, ethnicity and location. The 2018 maps reflect data collected from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) between 2016-2018.   
More Opportunities
Funding Opportunity :  
 2020 Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program
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Application Due: December 16th
Open to communities and organizations working to improve safe, equitable access to local parks - the program provides technical assistance for (7) communities to develop Safe Routes to Parks action plans and awards $12,500 to each community to begin implementation.
Medical Care of Vulnerable & Underserved Populations
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Feb 20-22, 2020 | San Francisco

World-class experts will present contemporary approaches to optimize care for the common conditions that affect vulnerable populations and mitigate the unique challenges faced by these populations.

  • HIV, diabetes, heart failure, asthma, depression, PTSD, obesity, hepatitis, SUDs
Social Factors:
  • homelessness, school suspension, limited health literacy, food insecurity, trauma, incarceration
2020 California School-Based Health Conference
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May 14-15, 2020 | Sacramento
Learn, grow, and connect with fellow providers, educators, advocates, and other leaders in the school-based health care movement across the state. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or just starting out in school-based health, we have workshops for all levels of experience and engagement.
Registration and details coming soon.  Get notified .