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The California Center for Health Improvement
CCHI is an independent, impartial, not-for-profit, prevention-focused health policy center. CCHI publishes Policy Matters, which is a series of fact sheets on current community health and healthcare issues and policies.

California Center for Physical Activity
The Center champions creative solutions to increasing everyday activity in California, serves as an expert resource for California physical activity partners, helps communities create more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods. By targeting sedentary and irregularly active people across the lifespan, the Center addresses the obesity and diabetes epidemics, cardiovascular disease and stroke, osteoporosis, arthritis, colon cancer and hypertension.

California Center for Public Heatlh Advocacy
The CPHA raises awareness about public health issues and mobilizes communities to promote the establishment of effective health policies. Priority issues are child nutrition and fitness, health disparities, universal access to health care, and public health infrastructure.

California Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
The Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is a public health program in the California Department of Health Services. We work to prevent and detect diabetes, improve quality of care, reduce health disparities, develop and sustain public health policy, and to raise awareness.

California Food Policy Advocates
CFPA is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of low-income Californians by increasing their access to nutritious and affordable food.

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
The mission is to increase awareness and understanding of agriculture among California's educators and students. They work with K–12 teachers, students, and community leaders, to enhance education using agricultural examples.

California Healthy Cities and Communities
The program promotes a positive physical, social and economic environment that supports the well-being of its members. Youth development and community-based nutrition and physical activity are among the program's areas of expertise.  The program offers educational programs, technical assistance, and various products and services.

California Obesity Prevention Initiative website
The site provides the latest guidelines, data, and resources for combating this epidemic, including existing policies and how you might work to incorporate healthy activity and eating policies in your community. Download the Do More-Watch Less Toolkit, a cutting edge effort to help pre-teens incorporate more screen-free activities into their lives.

California Obesity Prevention Plan
A Vision for Tomorrow, Strategic Actions for Toda

In recognition of California’s growing obesity epidemic, competing environmental forces and fragmented efforts, the legislature mandated that California Department of Health Services (CDHS) create this strategic plan to guide a statewide response to this crisis. This California Obesity Prevention Plan is meant to serve as a springboard for government, business, voluntary and philanthropic sectors to convert fragmentation into collaboration and synergy, to carefully align and invest resources, and to create a shared response to a societal crisis.

California Project LEAN
California Project Lean provides you with a wealth of resources, evaluations, articles and materials for promoting healthy eating and physical activity.

CANFit - California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program
The program seeks to engage communities, and build their capacity to improve the nutritional status and physical fitness of California's low-income, African American, Latino, Asian / Pacific Islander, and American Indian youth between the ages of 10 and 14.

Center for Weight and Health
Center provides research on prevention of childhood obesity and related conditions.  It includes surveys, data, activities, materials, programs, organizations and links, extensive resource and reference lists, funding resources and a directory of professionals.

Champions for Change
We are Moms, We are Dads, We are concerned parents, just like you.
We are making healthy changes in our kitchens, homes, schools, and neighborhoods and so can you.

Dairy Council of California
The Dairy Council of California offers free health and nutrition education materials for California teachers. Visit their website for details.

Institute for Health and Aging
The Physical Activity and Health Initiative (PAHI) seeks to increase the proportion of older Californians who engage in regular physical activity; increase physical activity in the workplace; and increase community and neighborhood policies and environments that encourage and support walking and biking.

Kaiser's Educational Theatre Programs
Kaiser's Educational Theatre Programs (ETP) uses live theatre, music, comedy and drama to inspire children, teens and adults to make healthier choices and better decisions about their well-being. ETP’s live, interactive performances capture students’ attention while creating an emotional connection that makes the show’s health issues real to them. To meet the diverse health needs of today’s kindergarten through 12th grade audiences, ETP offers four different award-winning presentations.  ETP’s programs are led by young, professional actors / educators who are trained in peer counseling and who reflect the cultural diversity of the communities we serve. After each performance, ETP provides students, teachers and parents with educational support materials designed to facilitate an ongoing dialogue about the health issues covered in the program.

Meals Matter
This website, developed by The Dairy Council of California, makes MyPyramid and the Dietary Guidelines more useful and actionable for the health professional and consumer. The Meal Planning Tools — Cookbook, Meal Planner, Meal Suggestions, Pantry, Recipes and Shopping List — provide a range of useful features to make planning healthy meals easier.

State Health resources provides comprehensive and current health policy information and health data by state. The site provides information on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation.

Strategic Alliance
The Strategic Alliance for Healthy Food and Activity Environments is a coalition of nutrition and physical activity advocates in California that 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. The Alliance's goal is to benefit the health and wellness of all California residents by promoting environmental solutions and institutional and government policies and practices that support healthy eating and activity. The Strategic Alliance focuses its promotion of healthy eating and activity environments through five key sectors: Children's Environments, Government, Industry Practices, Health Care System and the Media.

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