April 2018

Over the past several months the Champion Provider Fellowship team, in collaboration with ChangeLab Solutions, has been hard at work developing a new version of the PSE Playbook. The new Playbook, which will be made available later this month at the Champion Provider Fellowship Mini College, will introduce the Seven Elements of PSE Change . It will include seven Implementation Case Studies that outline the following:
  • Intervention summary
  • Role of the Provider and level of involvement
  • Elements of change
  • Timeline and results
We hope Fellows and local health departments will be able to use the case studies and resources outlined in the Playbook to augment their own work. For individuals unable to make the training, presentations will made available online and new versions of the Playbook distributed by mail.

In addition to the Mini College, make sure to check-out our upcoming trainings and webinars that will be taking place over the next few months. 
In Health,
Vanessa Thompson, MD
Associate Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
Principal Investigator, Champion Provider Fellowship
Upcoming Events
Champion Provider Fellowship Spring Mini College:
Putting P.S.E into Action
Friday, April 20, 8:30AM - 3:45PM

 Arriving Early!?
Stop by the “Bayside (family-friendly) Bar” at the Holiday Inn between  5:30-7:30pm on Thursday evening, April 19th,  if you would like to say hello to colleagues whom have also arrived early!
The bar will be serving Lunch and Dinner until 11pm, and Happy Hour drink specials with complimentary hors d'oeuvres from 4:30-6:30pm.

1. _ Register: HERE

2. _ Book Hotel:
Online Reservations:  Click Here
Phone Reservations: 619.224.3621 x701 or 800.662.8899
Please note: Champion Provider Fellows will only be reimbursed for one night of hotel accommodations at the group rate of $125/night. Unfortunately, the group rate is no longer available as of 3/29.

3. _ Book Travel:
San Diego International Airport and Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Station are both within 5 miles of the venue. Please note: Champion Provider Fellows will be reimbursed for all travel related expenses incurred for their participation in the training. 

More information: Updates available on our event page
Date:  Friday, May 18th
Time:  12:15 – 1:15pm
Moderator:   Dr. Alicia Fernandez, Professor, UCSF School of Medicine Register HERE

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. These calls are designed to facilitate peer-to-peer knowledge exchange and networking opportunities. If you would like to present on the call, please contact Jessica Davidman at Jessica.Davidman@ucsf.edu or 415-206-4499.
PSE Implementation Webinars
The PSE Implementation Webinars will take a deep dive into case studies outlined in the PSE Playbook and the strategies used to reach the various outcomes.
Presenter: ChangeLab Solutions
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Time: 9:00am - 3:45pm Location: Oakland, CA
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.

To register, please contact: Jessica Davidman
The Champion Provider Fellowship team will be hosting this pre-conference workshop at California School-Based Health Alliance's 2018 School-Based Health Conference: Leading the Movement for a Healthy California .If you plan to attend the conference, make sure to stop by our pre-conference session!
Pre-Conference Workshop
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento
*Please note: although we are not able to sponsor fellow attendance for this event, we are very excited to announce the opportunity to expand our audience, and would love to see anyone who will be attending this portion of the conference! Lean more here
Champion Provider Fellow Activities
Thank you to all of the fellows who completed the most recent Quarterly Activity Report and participated on the March WIP call. We are constantly amazed by all of the great work being done around obesity prevention. Below is an overview of some of the reported activities:
  • Provided public comment to the USDA regarding proposed changes to school lunch nutrition guidelines
  • Worked on a quality improvement project for obstetrics departments to provide increased support for breastfeeding practices
  • Participated in the development an advisory document for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office about the allocation of funds from the San Francisco Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax
  • Collaborated with local health department about activities for the May “Rethink Your Drink” Day
ENACT Nutrition and Physical Activity Advocacy Day

"All you need to bring is your passion...!"

Wednesday April 18, 2018; 9am - 4pm 
The California Endowment (Sacramento)

  • LEARN about proposed bills before the legislature
  • NETWORK with leaders and advocates
  • MEET with your representatives and members of the media

From the Field: Recent Articles & Publications
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.
The study provides the first comprehensive analysis of food and beverage sponsorships of US sports organizations. Food and beverage companies were the second largest category of sponsors, and the majority of food and beverages in sponsorship commercials were unhealthy.

This paper explores the interdependency of food relations through young people’s accounts of food insecurity. Drawing on ethnographic research with a youth urban agriculture program, [Cairns] shows how young people articulate experiences of food insecurity through the lens of maternal foodwork, describing efforts to support mothers who are struggling to provide in the context of poverty.

The Lancet Taskforce on Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and economics highlights the role of fiscal policies in encouraging healthy diets and lifestyles to reduce the largest contributors to preventable NCDs—namely, smoking, harmful alcohol consumption, and obesity.

California Food Policy Advocates
2018 CalFresh Forum Presentations Now Posted

The CalFresh Forum, hosted by the California Food Policy Advocates, covered a variety of topics including: strategies to increase participation, upcoming state legislation, the 2018 Farm Bill, and information on how CalFresh supports healthy eating. Click here to see presentations from the Forum.
More Opportunities
Diving Into Drinking Water: Equity, Safety and Access

Conference Topics:
» Water Equity: Water as a Basic Human Right
»  The History of Water in California
»  Access to Safe Drinking Water in School & Communities
»  Rethink Your Drink: Drink Water, Not Sugar
June 19th, 2018;9am-4pm
Please contact Jessica Davidman, MPH
Administrative Coordinator, Champion Provider Fellowship
(415) 206 - 4499