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Strategic Alliance

The Strategic Alliance for Healthy Food and Activity Environments (Strategic Alliance) is a coalition of nutrition and physical activity advocates in California. The Strategic Alliance is shifting the debate on nutrition and physical activity away from a primary focus on personal responsibility and individual choice to one that examines corporate and government practices and the role of the environment in shaping eating and activity behaviors.


UNITY builds support for effective, sustainable efforts to prevent violence before it occurs so that urban youth can thrive in safe environments with supportive relationships and opportunities for success. Young people are severely impacted by violence and those who live in urban areas are disproportionately affected. It is time to consider a new approach. To maximize existing resources and promote sustainability, we are advancing a paradigm shiftfrom programs to strategy.

Healthy Places Coalition

The Healthy Places Coalition advances public health involvement in land-use and transportation planning to ensure that all neighborhoods in California promote the opportunity to live a healthy life. The Coalition consists of practitioners from the planning, public health, parks and recreation, and other related fields, community advocates, academics, and concerned individuals committed to social and health equity from around the state.

Convergence Partnership

Prevention Institute provides ongoing guidance, strategy development, and policy analysis for the Convergence Partnership. The Convergence Partnership is a collaborative of funders in the United States that have come together to jointly advance equity-focused efforts to create environments that support healthy eating and active living. The Convergence Partnership aims to strengthen and accelerate collaboration among practitioners, policymakers, funders, and advocates. The steering committee includes The California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente, Nemours Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Kresge Foundation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention serves as a critical technical advisor. Find out more at www.convergencepartnership.org.

Joint Use Statewide Taskforce (JUST)

Established in May 2008, the Joint Use Statewide Taskforce (JUST) includes organizations representing health, civil rights, community collaboratives, planners, local elected and appointed officials, park and recreation officials, school board administrators, academic researchers, and a growing list of groups interested in ensuring that all children have a safe place to play and be active within easy reach.