March 2018
Happy National Nutrition Month ® !

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, I encourage you all to check-out the current Policy Brief section where we have outlined an opportunity for you to provide public comment on the topics and scientific questions under consideration for the 2020-2025 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This a great opportunity to impact policy at the federal level.
Thank you to all of the Champion Provider Fellows who responded to The California Endowment’s recent call for help in authoring op-eds about the Affordable Care Act. We hope to continue to cultivate these opportunities for fellows to share their voices in the future.
And many thanks our partner the California Medical Association and to Flojuane Cofer, PhD, MPH, Research & State Policy Director, Public Health Advocates , for presenting during our recent webinar Sugary Drinks: Using Grassroots Advocacy to Reduce Consumption . If you were unable to attend, you can download the webinar here .
Make sure to check out the Upcoming Events section to see how we have partnered with California School Based Health Alliance to expand our audience.
Lastly, I am pleased to announce the e-version of Champion Provider Fellowship PSE Playbook: Implementing Policy, System and Environmental Change in Our Communities is now posted on our website under "Resources." (Click icon for link).

In Health,

Vanessa Thompson, MD
Associate Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
Principal Investigator, Champion Provider Fellowship
Upcoming Events
Work-In-Progress Call #3
with Dr. Alicia Fernandez
Tuesday, March 27, 12:15PM - 1:15PM

Dr. Alicia Fernandez will be hosting another Work-In-Progress (WIP) call on March 27. To register for the third WIP Click Here. If you are interested in presenting on the call contact Jessica Davidman . Here are some resources we shared following last month's WIP: Click here . 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 - 3:45PM

About: This in-person training is for fellows and local health department representatives and the agenda will include Champion Provider Fellow Work-In-Progress presentations, a panel on food insecurity PSE interventions, workshops highlighting the expansion of the PSE Playbook, and a media training. Check out the agenda here.

3 Easy Steps!

1. _ Register: register online HERE

2. _ Book Hotel*: book hotel online HERE
Discounted rate available through March 29th! The group rate is the state rate of $125/night (+/- 3 days) based on availability. Reservations can also be booked directly through the hotel at (619) 224-3621 x701 or toll free at (800) 662-8899. *Note: Champion Provider Fellows will be reimbursed for one night.  Group reference code: CPF

3. _ Book Travel*:
San Diego International Airport and Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Station are both within 5 miles of the venue. *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: 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
California School Based Health Alliance invited the Champion Provider Fellowship team to provide the below pre-conference workshop for their 2018 School-Based Health Conference: Leading the Movement for a Healthy California . *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 about the conference here .
Championing Change: Tools and Strategies to Create Healthier School Environments
Pre-Conference Workshop
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento
Champion Provider Fellow Activities
Thank you to all the Champion Provider Fellows from cohort #2 for submitting the most recent quarterly activity update surveys. We are excited to hear more about everyone’s great work at the upcoming Mini College. Here are a list of fellows that will be presenting:

Food Security Panel
Raul Ayala, MD
Patricia Cantrell, MD
Patty Castillo, MD
John Zweifler, MD
(Kings County)
( San Diego County )
( Los Angeles County)
(Kings County)
Works-In-Progress Presentations
Marti Baum, MD
Luz Elva Tristan, MD
Tracey Hessel, MD
Shakalpi Pendurkar, DDS, MPH
(Safe Routes to School)
(School Wellness)
(Structured Physical Activity)
(Healthy Food and Beverage Standards)

Policy Brief
Make your voices heard
by participating in the following public comment periods:
2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

T he Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) solicit written comments on the topics and questions to be examined in the review of scientific evidence supporting the development of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans - Second Edition
You are invited to provide comments regarding the  2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report that was submitted to the Secretary of Health and Human Services in February. The report summarizes the scientific evidence on physical activity and health, and will be used by the government to develop the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
From the Field: Recent Articles & Publications
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.
(Asheley Cockrell Skinner, Sophie N. Ravanbakht, Joseph A. Skelton, Eliana M. Perrin, Sarah C. Armstrong. Pediatrics. February, 2018)

( Jennifer L. Pomeranz  JD, MPH,  Parke Wilde  PhD,  Yue Huang  MS,  Renata Micha  RD, PhD, and  Dariush Mozaffarian  MD, DrPH. American Journal of Public Health. January, 2018)

( Nicole Vaudrin  MS, RD,  Kristen Lloyd  MPH,  Michael J. Yedidia  PhD, MPH,  Michael Todd  PhD, and  Punam Ohri-Vachaspati  PhD, RD. American Journal of Public Health. January, 2018)
More Opportunities
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 11am-12pm
Second of a series of five webinars hosted by NACDD and CDC, focusing on childhood obesity and the use of evidence-based weight management programs.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 2-4:30pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco
Questions or Comments? 
Please contact Jessica Davidman, MPH
Administrative Coordinator, Champion Provider Fellowship
Phone: (415) 206 - 4499