January 2018
Greetings and Happy New Year!
I hope everyone was able to take some time over the holidays for a little rest and relaxation. We are excited to share all the events we have in store for 2018. Make sure to check-out the  Upcoming Events  section for information on webinars, WIPs and the April 2018 Mini College. 

We also want to send a big congratulations to the work of San Mateo County and the recent passage of the "Healthy-by-Default" Kids' Ordinance. The ordinance was passed unanimously by Daly City Council on January 8th. The ordinance requires restaurants to offer water or milk as the default beverage in children's combo meals. As you may have read in last month's e-newsletter Drs. Sharon DiPierro and Rachel Borovina both submitted letters of support for the city ordinance. You can view their letters of support here:  Dr. Borovina   Dr. DiPierro  You can read a press release by Public Health Advocates about the passage of the ordinance  here .

Keep up the great work everyone! And let us know of any wins, brags or challenges in your work. You peers can learn from your stories. 
In Health,

Vanessa Thompson, MD
Associate Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
Principal Investigator, Champion Provider Fellowship
Upcoming Events
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Sugary Drinks: Using Grassroots Advocacy to Resume Consumption
Wednesday, February 28, 12:15PM - 1:15PM

Click here to register.

Sodas and sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) remain the leading source of added sugars in the American diet for both children and adults. Research indicates that higher consumption of SSBs is associated with increased obesity and chronic disease risk, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Several local California cities and counties have passed policies to reduce consumption of sugary beverages. This webinar will discuss how communities are working to pass and implement prevention interventions aimed at reducing sugary beverage consumption, and how clinicians can lend their voice during the phases of these local campaigns.

Featured Presenter:
Flojaune G. Cofer, Ph.D., MPH, is an epidemiologist who serves as the Director of State Policy and Research for  Public Health Advocates . Her professional interest is conducting translational research to influence and address emerging and persistent public health challenges through policy.
Work-In-Progress Call #3 with Dr. Alicia Fernandez
Friday, March 23, 12:15PM - 1:15PM.

Dr. Alicia Fernandez will be hosting another Work-In-Progress (WIP) call on March 23. To register for the third WIP Click Here . If you are interested in presenting on the call contact Alana Pfeffinger . Note: WIPs are for Champion Provider Fellows only.
Champion Provider Fellowship Spring Mini College: Putting P.S.E into Action
Friday, April 20, 8:30AM - 3:30PM ( Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside )

About: Our next in-person training will be Friday, April 20 in San Diego at the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside . This training is for fellows and local health department representatives. Check-in begins at 8AM. The agenda will include Champion Provider Fellow Work-In-Progress presentations, a panel on food insecurity PSE interventions, workshops that highlight expansion of the PSE Playbook, and a media training.

Registration: To register for the training click here

Accommodations: To book a hotel room, click here . The group rate is the state rate of $125/night. This rate is available three days pre and post event based on room availability. When you click on the link you will go to the standard reservations page with the link group code CPF pre-loaded. Reservations can also be booked directly through the hotel at 1-619-224-3621 (ask for ext. 701) or call toll free at 1-800-662-8899. Make sure to reference the group code CPF when you call.

More information: For Mini College program updates, go to the event page on the Champion Provider Fellowship website.
Recent Champion Provider Fellow Activities
We continue to be very excited about the wonderful work being reported by fellows in the Quarterly Activity Reports and during the Work-In-Progress calls. Recently, the work of two fellows was highlighted at the California SNAP-Ed Forum in Sacramento, CA. This event brings to together SNAP-Ed funded partners including local health departments, community-based organizations and many others. Highlights included:
  • Participation by Dr. Patricia Cantrell in the "Addressing Hunger in California: Approaches to Establishing Greater Food Security" panel
  • Poster submission by LA County Department of Public Health entitled "Clinical-Community Approaches to Address Food Insecurity in Los Angeles County" outlining some of the collaborative work they are doing with Dr. Patty Castillo. (See poster below.)
If you are interested in learning more about the activities reported above, please contact Alana Pfeffinger at alana.pfeffinger@ucsf.edu .

Also, don't forget to reach out to the Champion Provider Fellowship team for assistance in moving your PSE work forward. Click here for a list of all the ways we can help!
From the Field: Recent Articles & Publications
From the Field highlights recent articles and publications compiled by Champion Provider Fellowship project team members. We invite Champion Provider Fellows and partners to submit articles and publications for consideration in future e-newsletters. Note: Articles and publications included on this list 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.
Can the Government Require Health Warnings on Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Advertisements?
Pomeranz, Mozaffarian, & Micha. JAMA. January 16, 2018.
In this Viewpoint article, the authors discuss the Ninth Circuit's decision to issue a preliminary injunction on the enforcement of San Francisco's sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) warning labels. The court ruled that is was a violation of SSB advertisers' First Amendments rights. The authors provide suggested language for future SSB warning labels. Access the article here . (This was part of JAMA's recent theme issue on obesity.)
Dr. Esther Choo Discusses Why Advocacy is Medicine Too
Doximity, January 24, 2018.
In an interview with Dr. Esther Choo, she discusses why social advocacy is so intertwined with medicine. In her role as an advocate she focuses on issues affecting patients and healthcare providers. Access the article here .

Connecting Parks and Public Health
Institute at the Golden Gate. January 10, 2018
This resource developed by the Institute at the Golden Gate and disseminated at the SNAP-Ed LIA Forum offers ideas on how local SNAP-Ed and community partners can promote "Health in the Outdoors" activities. To access the resource click here.
Technical Assistance Opportunities
Safe Routes to School Launch Program
The SRTS Launch Program is a joint initiative between the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center. Through the launch program, communities will receive technical assistance and participate in trainings to develop sustainable Safe Routes to School Programs in their communities. Deadline for early consideration in the program is Wednesday, January 31. Intake forms will be considered through Wednesday, February 28th. For more information, click here .
Questions or Comments? 
Please contact Alana Pfeffinger, MPH, CHES
Project Coordinator, Champion Provider Fellowship
Phone: (415) 206 - 5141