Three Opportunities to Engage in Critical Dialogue
From the current state of breastfeeding support to the importance of community engagement in creating physical activity opportunities, Strategic Alliance and our partners have three upcoming opportunities for you to learn more about efforts to promote healthy environments.
The Role of Community Engagement in Creating Safe Places to Play
Wednesday, November 16
10:30 am – 12:00 noon PST
Join Strategic Alliance and Latino Health Access for a dialogue about the importance of community engagement to improve the places where people live, work, learn and play. Community engagement enlists the perspectives, talents, and skills of community residents to create safer, healthier and more equitable communities. Meaningful community engagement presents a real opportunity for planners, developers and public health professionals to create vibrant neighborhoods; improve access to healthy food and safe places for physical activity; increase neighborhood safety; and foster sustainable and genuine leadership.
The California WIC Association is holding two upcoming webinars that are a part of the WE NEED WIC Campaign.
California WIC Association: Breastfeeding Breakthroughs
Tuesday, November 15
11:00 am – 12:00 noon PST
Explore exciting new research showing dramatic improvements in the rates and duration of exclusive breastfeeding among CA WIC moms; find out what WIC policy reforms led to this critical breakthrough throughout CA WIC; and learn how increasing WIC breastfeeding can actually turn the tide of childhood obesity.
California WIC Association: Cuts Could Jeopardize Program’s Economic Benefits
Friday, November 18
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PST
This webinar will provide information about threats to WIC funding; the current California WIC Program status and the impact of proposed budget cuts; new evidence of WIC’s impact on local economies and healthy food access; and how you can get involved in the WE NEED WIC campaign.