The Strategic Alliance Steering Committee represents a diverse set of policy interests with a common goal of improving eating and activity environments for all Californians. The Steering Committee informs strategy and tactics and is currently comprised of 14 organizations:
The California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that raises awareness about critical public health issues and mobilizes communities to promote the establishment of effective state and local health policies. CCPHA uses tools of public health—epidemiological research, grassroots organizing, public and policy maker education, and partnership building—to design policy solutions that address critical public health challenges facing California.
California Convergence is a network of people who are passionate about creating healthier communities. Across the state, our members are working together to determine shared priorities, identify resources and connect with people and organizations that can help us fight for—and win—lasting change.
California Food Policy Advocates is a statewide public policy and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of low-income Californians by increasing their access to nutritious and affordable food. As California's only statewide anti-poverty program with a focus on hunger and malnutrition among low-income people, CFPA employs a variety of strategies to develop and implement public policies that recognize the value of adequate nutrition and its fundamental contribution to good health and development, education and productivity.
CPEHN is a leading voice—and a comprehensive resource—for multicultural health advocacy. From advocating for culturally and linguistically appropriate care to advancing social and environmental conditions that promote health, CPEHN is at the forefront of improving the health of our communities.
Advancing California's Park and Recreation Profession. CPRS is a nonprofit, professional and public interest organization that provides education, networking, resources, and is the public advocate for California park and recreation professionals.
As leaders encouraging activity and nutrition, California Project LEAN strives to increase opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity in communities across California to reduce the prevalence of obesity and chronic diseases. Their efforts are centered around youth and parent empowerment approaches, policy and environmental change strategies and community-based solutions that improve nutrition and physical activity environments.
Healthy Families, Strong Communities, Bright Futures! California WIC Association is a nonprofit organization with the mission to lead California communities to nourish, educate, support, and empower families in building a healthy future.
ChangeLab Solutions partners with government staff, advocates, and other community leaders to provide practical solutions to a wide range of public health problems. Their team of staff attorneys, city planners, and policy analysts research and answer tough policy questions, clarify and demystify the law, develop ready-to-go model policies, and "train the trainers" to equip community leaders with the confidence and capacity to put our tools to work.
Want to make sure every child has access to nutritious food and a healthy place to eat it? Have a seat at our table. Dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our nation's children, the Child Care Food Program Roundtable seeks to improve program integrity and quality as well as provide a voice for program sponsors, providers, parents and, most importantly, the children.
When it comes to improving the health of today's youth, CANFIT is a leader in building community leadership and stimulating change at multiple levels, from individual behavior to public policy. CANFIT works with communities and policymakers to develop culturally resonant policies and practices that improve food and fitness environments for adolescents in low income communities and communities of color.
Access to Health is a Human Right! Latino Health Access works to assist in improving the quality of life and health of uninsured, under-served people through quality preventive services and educational programs, emphasizing responsibility and full participation in decisions affecting health.
Placing prevention and equity at the center of community well-being. Prevention Institute, a national nonprofit center is dedicated to improving community health and equity through effective primary prevention: taking action to build resilience and to prevent problems before they occur. PI moves beyond approaches that target individuals to those that create systematic, comprehensive strategies that alter the conditions that impact community health.
Improving Health by Informing Environmental and Policy Change. Samuels & Associates, Inc. is a health research, policy and evaluation consulting firm created by Dr. Sarah Samuels. It specializes in strategic planning, program development and multi-site program evaluation in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention; specific areas of expertise span women's health, nutrition and fitness, community health, and policy issues in public health.
PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works.® PolicyLink connects the work of people on the ground to the creation of sustainable communities of opportunity that allow everyone to participate and prosper. Lifting Up What Works is their way of focusing attention on how people are working successfully to use local, state, and federal policy to create conditions that benefit everyone, especially people in low-income communities and communities of color. Their work is grounded in the conviction that equity—just, fair, and green inclusion—must drive all policy decisions.
The Strategic Alliance is funded by The California Endowment. The Endowment makes grants to organizations and institutions that directly benefit the health and well being of the people of California.