October 2017
Program Update from Dr. Thompson
It was great to see many of you at the recent Champion Provider Fellowship: Central Valley Mini College in Fresno on September 27th. In addition to excellent presentations, we also officially unveiled the PSE Playbook. For those that were unable to attend the training, we are hoping to get those distributed to you in time for the October 24th webinar. For now, the Playbook can only be distributed to fellows and local health department representatives.

Presentations and handouts from the training are now available on the Champion Provider Fellowship website in the resource section . A couple of resources to highlight from the training include:

And finally, if you are attending NEPO Building Health Communities Summit October 19 - 20, make sure to come by our exhibitor table located in the Center Lounge on the 1st floor of the Disneyland Hotel's conference space. For more information on the Summit click here .

In Health,

Vanessa Thompson, MD
Associate Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
Principal Investigator, Champion Provider Fellowship
Upcoming Events
PSE Playbook 101: An Orientation to Implementing Policy, Systems and Environmental Change in Communities Tuesday, October 24th, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
This webinar will orient attendees to the newly released PSE Playbook. The webinar will highlight case studies and on-the-ground efforts, dive deeper into the PSE strategies included in the Playbook, and provide an opportunity for you to ask questions about the role providers can play in supporting policy, systems, and environmental change efforts. This webinar will be led by ChangeLab Solutions. Register for the webinar here .
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Policy 101 Webinar hosted by California Medical Association (CMA)
November 8th, 12:15PM - 1:15PM
The webinar will also be a follow-up to the CMA panel at the Central Valley Mini College. Register for the webinar here .
CDPH/NEOPB Project Directors' Meeting, November 7 - 8, 2017 (Sacramento, CA) FOR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVES ONLY.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) will host the Project Directors’ Meeting (PDM) on November 7 - 8, 2017. The PDM will be held at the Holiday Inn Downtown Sacramento Arena. NEOPB brings together its Local Health Department SNAP-Ed grantees once a year to share the latest programmatic and administrative updates. For more information on PDM click here .
Work-In-Progress (WIP) call with Dr. Alicia Fernandez
Friday, November 17, 2PM - 3PM
The Work In Progress call series will provide an informal platform where Fellows can talk about the work they are doing and solicit feedback from their cohort and UCSF faculty members. Topics and format will be driven by Champion Provider Fellow feedback. Dr. Alicia Fernandez , Professor, UCSF School of Medicine, will be moderating the first WIP. Meeting invites to participate in the WIPs will be coming out soon.
Champion Provider Fellowship Mini College, Friday, April 20 (San Diego, CA)
Our next in-person training will be Friday, April 20th in San Diego, CA. This training is for fellows and local health department representatives. More information about the agenda and how to register will be available in the coming months.
Recent Champion Provider Fellow Activities
The next Champion Provider Fellowship Quarterly Activity Update will be sent on November 10th . Ideally, we would like to have updates completed by December 1st . In the meantime, learn more about the work Dr. Razia Sheikh (Pediatrician, Fresno County) is doing by clicking on her photo below.

Editorial Notes. There are a couple edits to Dr. Chou's success story since it was published in September's e-newsletter:
  • Currently, the East Bay Regional Park District photos are in the Antioch (not Pittsburg) Health Center.
  • Dr. Chou is not the only provider participating in the park visits, many of her colleagues are also leading visits.

The updated article is available here .
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.
Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, October 1, 20917
Mark Prado, Marin Independent Journal, September 28. 2017
In describing Marin County, Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis says, "We are a demonstration site of disparities." Individuals living in Ross versus Marin City are separated by a 15 year difference in life expectancy. The article provides a recap of a recent forum held to inform the Department of Public Health's planning efforts.

2017 United States Report Card on Walking and Walkable Communities
National Physical Activity Plan,
The report seeks to identify the extent to which the US population and communities are meeting basic standards that support engagement in walking. California did not meet standards for walkable communities (Table 6, pg 26) in the areas of pedestrian infrastructure, safety, and public transportation. You can access the report here .

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Signs of Progress
The Signs of Progress collection highlights strategies that different states and communities have used in recent years to reduce childhood obesity rates. You can access the collection here .
Questions or Comments? 
Please contact Alana Pfeffinger, MPH, CHES
Champion Providers Project Coordinator
Phone: (415) 206 - 5141