Spread the word » Facebook Twitter

Healthy Places Coalition Newsletter:
Events, Opportunities & News Digest

March 14, 2011

Opportunities for Action

California Health in All Policies Task Force Workshops
The Health in All Policies Task Force is holding a series of regional workshops to solicit input on actions that State agencies can collaboratively take to promote healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities. Please RSVP by e-mailing
HiAP@cdph.ca.gov or calling (916) 445-7769.

Thursday, March 17th
Los Angeles Workshop
Community Health Councils
3731 Stocker Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Friday, March 18th
San Diego Workshop
Logan Heights Library Community Room
567 South 28th Street
Tuesday, March 22nd
Oakland Workshop
The California Endowment, Oakland Conference Center
1111 Broadway, 7th Floor
Friday, March 25th
Redding Workshop
Shasta College, Health Sciences and University Center
1400 Market Street
Tuesday, March 29th
Fresno Workshop
Fresno Central Library
2420 Mariposa Street

Tell Your Senator to Protect Federal Funding
The Senate will soon be faced with the decision to cut funding for transportation and development programs which positively impact the health of California residents including the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, an unprecedented collaboration between three federal agencies that helps communities across the country implement their smart growth plans. Make sure these programs are preserved for the remainder of the fiscal year by calling your senator today and encouraging continued investment in smart growth programs like the Partnership for Sustainable Communities. Click here to send a letter to your senator today.

Tell your state legislators to support Senator DeSaulnier’s Proposal to Save Affordable Housing Funds
The fate of affordable housing is being decided in Sacramento this week. Without affordable housing funding, it will be very difficult to build equitable transit oriented development in urban areas. Call your senator today and click here to send a letter.


APHA Health and Transportation Webinar Series
Part of the American Public Health Association’s four-part webinar series covering how transportation systems impact health in diverse communities across the nation. Join HPC partners including Human Impact Partners, San Francisco Public Health Department and Prevention Institute as they present alongside other national transportation and safety experts.

March 15th, & April 5th
11am-12pm PST
APHA Health and Transportation Webinar Series
here to register or for more information

Public Health Law and Policy Upcoming Webinars
View PHLP’s complete list of webinars by clicking here.

March 25th
Healthier Food for Revitalized Communities
Learn how to use redevelopment projects to get healthier food options into the plan.
Click here to register.
April 28th
Opening up the Schoolyard
A walk through the nuts and bolts of creating contracts that expand access to school grounds with schools, local government, and even nonprofits sharing the costs and responsibilities.
Click here to register.

SGC Next Meeting: April 8th
Check the SGC calendar as the date approaches for additional details. 

Friday, April 8th
Council Meeting
1001 I St. Sacramento, CA 95814
CalEPA, Coastal Hearing Room

Best Practices in Infill Development
Hosted by UC Berkeley Institute of Urban and Regional Development. This seminar-lecture series will shed light on how to advance infill development in California as a viable alternative to urban sprawl. Speakers will discuss ways to address challenges and emerging opportunities for infill as California's economic and demographic conditions and environmental mandates change. Click here for more information. 

April 14th
316 Wurster Hall
Mail Code 1870
Berkeley, CA 94720

California Healthy Cities and Communities Conference
Featured speakers include Dr. Antronette Yancey and Dr. Frank Benest. For more information, visit www.civicpartnership.org.

April 21st The California Endowment
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
To register, click here

Communicating Climate Change as a Critical Public Health Issue
Hosted by California Department of Health. In this webinar, learn how to effectively communicate the health impacts of climate change to mobilize the communities you work with to adopt behaviors and support public policies that both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve health.

April 27th
11am - 12pm
To register click here

The Road to Health: Improving Community Wellbeing Through Transportation

From air quality to vehicle accidents to the availability of vital services – the ways we travel all have an impact on health. Join CPEHN for their spring convenings as they look at the effect that transportation has on our wellbeing. Hear about local efforts to improve conditions in communities of color and strategize on local, statewide, and federal advocacy efforts to create a more active, safe, and sustainable California.
Registration and more information will be available in late March. Please contact Ruben Cantu at rcantu@cpehn.org if you are interested in being a local co-host.

April 21st Fresno
April 27th Los Angeles
May 4th San Diego
May 5th Oakland


Emerging Issues in Improving Food and Physical Activity Environments: Strategies for Addressing Land Use, Transportation, and Safety in 3 California Wide Initiatives
This publication was commissioned by The California Endowment in a special issue of the American Journal of Public Health to showcase safety, land use, and transportation strategies among healthy eating and active living initiatives. The publication is authored by Manal Aboelata, HPC partner and Program Director at Prevention Institute, and Amanda Navarro, Associate Director at PolicyLink. To access the publication, click here.

A Guide for Health Impact Assessment
Authored by Dr. Rajiv Bhatia, San Francisco Environmental Health Director and HPC partner, the Guide supports current and prospective practitioners of Health Impact Assessments in California and the United States, to foster thoughtful and high-quality use of Health Impact Assessments, and to promote consideration of health in all policies. To access the guide, click here.

California’s “Health in All Policies” Could Revolutionize Health Care
Article written by Daniel Weintraub in Fox and Hounds Daily. Daniel draws a clear parallel between Health in All Policies and California’s reaction to the 1970’s energy crisis, two aggressive initiatives focused on reducing costs by focusing on smart policy. To view the article, click here.

Building for the 21st Century: American support for sustainable communities
A recent poll by Smart Growth America has found that in the midst of a struggling U.S. economy, support for smart growth strategies remains high among Americans across the country and on both sides of the political aisle. The strong support for sustainable communities revealed by this poll should encourage lawmakers at both the state and federal level to support smart growth strategies. To access the poll, click here.

To contribute to the Healthy Places Coalition Digest email

Change preferences  | Subscribe  | Unsubscribe