September 2019
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month ! Visit the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) website to learn more about related initiatives and prevention strategies . 

We are happy to announce the Spring Mini College will be held at DoubleTree Sacramento , on Thursday, March 26th, 2020 . See more information below and we look forward to sharing details about the day's activities with you over the coming months.

In Health,

Vanessa Thompson, MD
Associate Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
Director, Champion Provider Fellowship
Upcoming Events
Work-In-Progress (WIP) #3
Audience: Fellows

Friday, Sept. 13 | 12:15 - 1:15PM

Moderator: Dr. Alicia Fernández
Professor, UCSF School of Medicine

Work-In-Progress (WIP) #4
Audience: Fellows

Thursday, Nov. 14 | 12:15 - 1:15PM

Moderator: Dr. Wagahta Semere
Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
Spring Mini College @ Sacramento DoubleTree
2001 Point W. Way, Sacramento, CA 95815
Thursday, March 26th, 2020 | All Day
About:  This one day, in-person training is for fellows and local health department representatives. The agenda will include workshops and panels, including Champion Provider Fellow Work-In-Progress presentations, and we will continue to provide relevant updates as the event date approaches.
Note: Cohort 2019 fellow travel expenses will be reimbursed (including one night of lodging) - booking information is forthcoming.
Fellow Activities
Barry Chang, DDS
 Dr. Chang, advisory board member for California’s Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement (PIOHQI) project, discussed oral health policy with CA's dental director and staff.
Emma Steinberg, MD
(San Francisco)
 Dr. Steinberg attended SF Food Security Taskforce meetings and organized and facilitated a community meeting for local physicians doing work in the nutrition and food security space.  
Marie Buell, DMD
Dr. Buell participated in an oral health education planning meeting, where she discussed adding materials to Ventura County’s Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Awareness Campaign in collaboration with the Nutrition Department .
*Champion Provider Listserv*
Collaborate & communicate with Champion Provider
Fellows across the state about your community change efforts.
Post a message by emailing:
Policy Brief
On August 14, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made changes related to public charge that would take effect on October 15, 2019. However, multiple lawsuits challenging the legality of the rule could delay implementation. Learn more:
SH.R. 866: Fairness For Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2019
This bill, signed into law on July 25th by President Trump, requires federal buildings that are open to the public and have public restrooms to have a designated lactation space for breastfeeding. The lactation room must be shielded from public view, be free from intrusion, contain a chair, a working surface, and (if the building is supplied with electricity) an electrical outlet.
Organization Spotlight
TransForm promotes walkable communities with excellent transportation choices to connect people of all incomes to opportunity, keep California affordable, and help solve our climate crisis. With diverse partners, we engage communities in planning, run innovative programs, and win policy change at the local, regional, and state levels.
Dear Healthcare Providers,
We’re excited to hear about the work everyone is doing in the community as part of the Champion Provider Fellowship. We prepared a brief summary of our organization below. Should any of our work be of interest to you, let us know and we would be happy to discuss it with you in greater detail.

Focus Area(s): Transportation and land use are powerful determinants of community health. Transportation accounts for the largest share of California’s greenhouse gas emissions. Car-oriented street design makes it difficult for people to safely and conveniently walk, bike, or take transit. Transform works to improve our public transportation systems and influence land use and transportation policies. We aim to reduce pollution to help clean the air and meet California’s ambitious climate goals, and increase rates and safety of walking, bicycling, and public transit use.

Clientele Served: We work towards our vision of healthy, connected communities for all, with a focus on low-income people, people of color, youth, seniors, and people with disabilities.

2019-2020 Key Initiatives: T ransForm is focused on three bold initiatives:
  1. More Homes, Less Driving: We’re advocating for policies and programs that increase the number of affordable homes near transit and make it easy for people to drive less.
  2. Disrupting Inequity: We’re partnering with community organizations and companies to develop solutions that put new mobility - bike sharing, car sharing, ride hailing, and other innovations - to work for underrepresented communities and the environment.
  3. Transportation That Works: We’re fighting for the elimination of inefficiencies in our transportation systems and the devotion of more resources to combat climate pollution and inequity.

Upcoming Events:
Safe Routes to School
Benefit Concert

Thurs, Sept. 12, 2019 | 6 - 10pm
Neyborly @ Jack London
95 Linden St., Oakland, CA 94607

Enjoy live music, prizes, and more to help our Safe Routes to School team expand their scope and empower youth, seniors, and immigrants with transit education.
Connecting Communities
Event Series

This fall, TransForm and a dozen allied organizations are planning eight events online and throughout the Bay Area to dig deep on solutions to the big challenges facing the region. Click below to check out the topics, consider sponsoring the series, and more details about dates/times as they become available.
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.
USDA Food and Nutrition Services.

This toolkit provides ready made communication tools like flyers, presentations, newsletter articles, and social media messaging, to engage partners around school wellness policy issues and updates.  
The State of Obesity website. A project by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

This interactive tools allows you to customize queries to explore national obesity trends by age group, sex, race, and year, based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).
Laura Riley. Washington Post. July 16, 2019.

Although not easy, preventive policies in Mexico, Chile, Brazil, and other Latin American countries have created collective regional momentum to tackle obesity. These include, but are not limited to, warning labels, restricted advertisement, SSB taxes, dietary guidelines, and more.
 Jessi Silverman, MSPH, RD, and Angela Amico, MPH. Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). September 2019.

This new resource from Center for Science in the Public Interest includes social media message templates, key considerations, best practices, and resources for adopting and implementing food and nutrition guidelines in diverse settings.
More Opportunities
S elf-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) Monitoring Workshops

Goal: For community and clinic workers who want to teach those at risk for developing hypertension how to properly measure and report their blood pressure readings. Each training participant will receive a certificate of completion and a blood pressure monitoring device.
Shasta County
September 24, 2019 | 8am - 3pm

@ Redding Library
1100 Parkview Ave.
Redding, CA 96001
Fresno County
September 27, 2019 | 8am - 3pm*

@ University of California
550 East Shaw Ave. Fresno, CA 93710
*Both English & Spanish sessions!
Conducted by: American Heart Association & California Department of Public Health, in partnership with Shasta County Health & Human Services Agency & Fresno County Department of Health.
Advocating for Children Together (ACT) 2019
October 5th, 2019 | Oakland

Learn from advocacy experts on how to better serve the children and families of the Bay Area beyond. The workshops will include:
  • Writing an Op-Ed
  • Writing AAP Annual Leadership Forum Resolutions
  • Using media to advance public health
  • Maximizing advocacy through time-efficient strategies