May 2018
Thank you to all who attended the Champion Provider Fellowship Spring Mini College last month!
It was inspiring to hear about all the amazing work that fellows have been engaged in over the past year! All presentations and handouts from the training are available on our website under “Resources.” For those who attended the Mini College, p lease make sure to complete the brief Mini College Evaluation Survey so that we can continue to tailor future events to best meet your needs and interests. Champion Provider Fellows: we are looking forward to hearing all about your recent activities in this month’s Quarterly Activity Update beginning May 14th , and on our next WIP Call on May 18th !

Also, May is CalFresh Awareness Month. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or CalFresh as it is referred to in California, plays a vital role in providing nutrition assistance to low-income households throughout the state. The majority of you work with patient populations or clients that are enrolled in or qualify for CalFresh. Across the state people will be hosting events this month to increase CalFresh enrollment and to bring awareness to the important role that it plays in ensuring the health and well-being of communities. I encourage you all to reach out to your partners to identify ways to support CalFresh efforts this month. 
In Health,
Vanessa Thompson, MD
Associate Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
Principal Investigator, Champion Provider Fellowship
Upcoming Events
Date:  Friday, May 18th
Time:  12:15 – 1:15pm
Moderator:  Dr. Alicia Fernandez, Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
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 email .
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.
Focus Area: Structured Physical Activity
Presenter: ChangeLab Solutions
August Webinar:
Focus Area: TBD
Presenter: ChangeLab Solutions
Media Training
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
9am - 3:45pm
The California Endowment / Center for Healthy Communities
2000 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612

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 email
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
California Assembly Bill (AB) 841

Dr. Rachel Borovina and the San Mateo County Department of Public Health have been working together to make sure San Mateo County schools are aware of and compliant with AB 841. Together, they have developed this FACT SHEET that was sent to the San Mateo County Office of Education.
AB 841 Prohibits:
  1. Advertisement of any food or beverage during the school day that cannot be served or sold on the school campus during the school day.
  2. Participation in a corporate incentive program that rewards pupils with free or discounted foods or beverages that do not comply with established nutritional standards.
Raymond F. Lopez, MD
Nominated by Partnership for a Healthy Ventura County for the work he is doing to reduce the burden of obesity and chronic disease.
"MCC in the Park"
"MCC in the Park"
Champion Provider Fellow, Tracey Hessel, and Marin Community Clinics Park Rx Program:
April kick-off event a success !
Shakalpi Pendurkar, DDS, MPH
Champion Provider Fellow recognized by American Dental Association:
On April 18th members of the House Agriculture Committee voted the House Farm Bill Proposal out of Committee with a vote of 26 to 20. The Farm Bill proposal is expected to go to the House Floor for a full vote by the week of May 14.

House Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill Would Increase Food Insecurity and Hardship . Bolen et al. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. May 2018.

From the Field: 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.
Tina J. Kauh, Nicola Dawkins-Lyn, Carrie Dooyema, et al. Childhood Obesity. March 2018.
Study authors published a special supplement in Childhood Obesity on the findings from the Childhood Obesity Declines Project. The supplement details the strategies and policies implemented in four diverse communities that experienced declines in childhood obesity prevalence from 2003 to 2011.

This fact sheet examines the prevalence of consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages among California children ages 2-11 using data from the 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011- 12, and 2013-14 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).
Tools & Resources
Implementing Combined Built Environment Approaches to Increase Physical Activity. CDC's "package of resources" includes:
  1. Real World Examples
  2. Implementation Resource Guide
  3. Visual Guide

May 16 is Rethink Your Drink Day in California. It is a Statewide Day of Action to raise awareness about the health effects of sugary drinks and promote the benefits of drinking water. What are some of the ways to support increased consumption of healthy beverages?

  1. Healthy-by- Default Kids’ Beverage Ordinances. Sample policies here.
  2. Access to safe drinking water for all (see info about water conference below)
  3. Healthy Beverage Initiatives (HBI) within your institution.

UCSF’s SugarScience initiative has a resource toolkit on how to launch your own HBI. For more technical assistance contact Casey Palmer at
More Opportunities
Join Leading Health Professionals in Oakland on May 21-22 for a Strategic Advisory Meeting to identify innovative approaches and strategies for increasing health professional engagement in nature-based efforts. More information HERE.
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
Questions/Comments?  Please contact Jessica Davidman:  OR (415) 206-4499