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Most Recent Announcements:
Still Bubbling Over: California Adolescents Drinking More Soda and other Sugary Beverage - posted 11.04.13
Local partnership launches “Water to Go” Program will install water bottle filling stations across Santa Clara County - posted 11.04.13
New BANPAC Members!- posted 11.04.13
Welcome BANPAC Leadership Council Members - posted 11.04.13
Congratulations to Pat Crawford, DrPH, RD, Director, UC Berkeley Center for Weight and Health - posted 11.04.13
Congratulations to La Clinica de la Raza! - posted 11.04.13
Workshops and resources available at the CAFF Website :: California Alliance with Family Farmers - posted 11.04.13
Food Day is October 24th, 2013 - posted 9.05.13
Be an Exhibitor at the 9th Annual Bone & Joint EXPO - posted 8.29.13
Choices For Children - Offering a Free 90 Minute Online Training Program - posted 8.23.13
Pilgrimage-Caravan for Comprehensive Immigration Reform - posted 8.09.13
Registration for the Packard Children’s Weight Control Program’s Fall groups (for 8-15 year olds) - posted 8.09.13
Safe School Ambassadors - posted 8.09.13
San Mateo County is Awarding Funding for Projects  - posted 8.09.13
Funding Opportunity for Youth Serving Agencies (High School; Ages 14-18) - Community Wellness & Prevention Program - posted 7.23.13
Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) - posted 5.08.13

New BANPAC Members!- posted 11.04.13
BANPAC gained seven new members at the Binational Health Week Conference in Morgan Hill last week!

Welcome BANPAC Leadership Council Members - posted 11.04.13
Welcome BANPAC Leadership Council Members from our new counties: Denise Kirnig, RD, MS (Solano), Kristin Fladseth, MSPH (Sonoma) and Kathy DeMaggio (Napa).  And welcome to our new LHD representatives: Lori Martin, MS, RD (Santa Clara), Rebecca Smith (Marin), and Eliana Schultz (San Mateo).  Also, welcome to Elizabeth Velten, MPH who took Stefan Harvey’s place as the BANPAC Leadership Council member-at-large for advocacy.

Congratulations to Pat Crawford, DrPH, RD, Director, UC Berkeley Center for Weight and Health - posted 11.04.13
...for Weight and Health who won the 2013 David Kessler Award for Extraordinary Contribution to the Public’s Health.  This award recognizes a researcher or medical professional whose visionary work has had an extraordinary impact on public health, particularly in relation to obesity and/or diabetes – pushing the public health community to take action in new, more meaningful ways.  Visit the CCPHA Website to learn about CCPHA’s past awardees.

Congratulations to La Clinica de la Raza! - posted 11.04.13
Their Board of Directors passed a comprehensive wellness policy exceeding PHI’s 100% Healthy Beverage Standards for adults on Monday, October 21st.  Many thanks to those who led this impressive effort over a five year period that will impact 81,178 staff, patients, volunteers, and community members at La Clinica’s more than 15 sites in Alameda Contra Costa, and Solano Counties, including (but not limited to):
  • Health Education Manager Anna Dorman, MPH
  • Wellness Coordinator Magdalia Hurtado
  • Human Resources Director, Sandra Ruiz
  • BANPAC Consultants Dan McClure, MA, and Skye Stoddard, MPH
  • Suellen Haggerty, RD, Santa Clara County Public Health Department

Be an Exhibitor at the 9th Annual Bone & Joint EXPO - posted 8.29.13
The Arthritis Foundation would like to invite you to be an exhibitor at its 9th Annual Bone & Joint EXPO in Pleasanton on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at the Hilton Pleasanton at the Club.

The Bone & Joint EXPO is a "one-stop-shop" for people living with arthritis and their family and caregivers (men and women primarily in the age range of 40s-80s from all over the Greater Bay Area). We’re delighted to have San Ramon Regional Medical Center as the event’s medical sponsor. We expect to have upwards of 500 people attend the event which will feature 20 medical and quality of life seminars and an Exhibition Hall filled with vendors that have services/products/resources that make life easier and more comfortable for people with arthritis. I'd LOVE to have you at the event as I believe you have much to offer our attendees and it also provides you with a way to do targeted marketing to our constituents.  Download exhibitor information and registration form.

To ensure good turn out...
AF will be:
  • Directly mailing 32,000 of our constituents (people living with arthritis in 8 Greater Bay Area counties)
  • Listing on our Website
  • Facebook page updates
  • Email blasts and e-newsletters
  • Marketing through our physical activity community partner sites
  • Notifying Greater Bay Area doctors

San Ramon Regional Medical Center will be:

  • Listing the event on their Website
  • Facebook page updates
  • Email blasts
  • Notifying their affiliated medical professionals
  • Local newspaper ads
  • And possibly more

Additionally, to ensure you get good exposure at the event:

  • Registration volunteers will be instructed to direct people into the ballroom first
  • At registration, all attendees will be given a program which will include a map of vendor locations in the ballroom and a Vendor Directory. That's a nice take-home so attendees have your information even after the event. To that end, I'd ask you for a 2-3 sentence to highlight your specific products that would be of interest for attendees.
  • We'll use a passport system requiring attendees to visit a certain number of booths to be eligible for our raffle prizes. This will encourage attendees to visit as many booths as possible.

Corporate booths start at $250. Nonprofit booths are $100, but if that’s not doable, I’m willing to work something out with you.  If you help us market the event to your clients/constituents, we can negotiate a lower payment. Just send me a list of ways you will help us market the event to your community (i.e., leave our Save The Date flyers out, send email blasts, post on your website and Facebook page, etc).  I'd really appreciate the additional marketing help.  The more the merrier and what a great way to get better exposure in your local community!  FYI, the 4 color brochure will be out in the next few weeks.  Download exhibitor information and registration form.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  All the best, Victoria Bruno, Program Manager, Arthritis Foundation | Great West Region |657 Mission Street, Suite 603, San Francisco, CA 94105 | Direct: 415.356.1243 / Toll-Free: 1.888.391.9389 x13 | Email vbruno@arthritis.org

Choices For Children - Offering a Free 90 Minute Online Training Program - posted 8.23.13
Choices For Children is offering a free 90 minute online training program for Child Care Center staff, Family Child Care Providers and Early Childhood Education Students: 5 Keys to Raising a Healthy Happy Eater in Child Care by the Childhood Feeding Collaborative of Santa Clara County, a leader in providing the best practice messages on “how to feed young children”, to parents, health care professionals and community workers.

Now available in Spanish - 5 Claves para Criar un Comensal Sano y Feliz en el Cuidado Infantil – En Línea. This training is funded through a grant by Kaiser Permanente South Bay Community Benefit.  A certificate of completion is available for this program.
English: www.proprofs.com/training/course/?title=5-keys-to-raising-a-healthy-happy-eater-in-child-care-online
Spanish: http://www.proprofs.com/training/course/?title=5-claves-para-criar-un-comensal-sano-y-feliz-en-el-cuidado-infantil-lnea

Pilgrimage-Caravan for Comprehensive Immigration Reform - posted 8.09.13
I am Elena from Mountain View Dreamers and Santa Clara County Coalition for Comprehensive immigration Reform (SCCoC4CIR).  Please join in a stated wide pilgrimage-caravan for comprehensive immigration reform.  Accompany us in the beginning along the road and/or at the end.  Thank you in advance for help with outreach, and please free to contact me with any questions.
Elena Pacheco:
Advocated of the Dreamers
Member of The Santa Clara County Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (SCCoC4CIR)
Constructing the road to comprehensive Immigration Reform
The Coast Side Leg Of The Pilgrimage 9 events

Concept and Objectives:
Now is the time! Here is the place!  We are positioned to make an incredible difference in the outcome of the House of Representatives for comprehensive immigration reform.  The Santa Clara County Coalition for Comprehensive immigration Reform (SCCoC4CIR) has been meeting since 2005 for the purpose of connecting immigrants to work along side grass roots organizations, faith communities, service agencies, advocate and community organizing organizations, DREAMER’s and the Labor Movement.  For the past 4 months SCCoC4CIR has begun working to create a statewide Pilgrimage for comprehensive immigration reform.  This Pilgrimage will occur throughout California in August and will end in Bakersfield on Labor Day, September 2.
  1. Why Bakersfield?
    The third most powerful man in the House is Representative Kevin McCarthy, the Majority Whip. He and the Republican leadership are not willing to bring up on the floor comprehensive immigration reform that provides a means in which 11 million persons living in the US can obtain citizenship, adequate labor protections for workers, and a way to unify families torn apart by deportation.
  2. What will the statewide pilgrimage look like?
    There are three legs of the Pilgrimage:
    Sacramento to Bakersfield,San Diego to Bakersfield and the SCCoC4CIR’s leg, San Jose through San Luis Obispo and on to Bakersfield.
    All along the way the Pilgrimage will stop in towns, small and large and will work with local organizations by doing voter registrations, public actions, appearances by elected officials, Bishops and other key public figures.
    The Coast Side leg will pressure the agricultural industry and local officials to sign on to “Dear Colleague” letters pressuring Representative McCarthy to publicly support immigration reform by bringing a comprehensive bill to the floor of the House in September.
    Our colleagues in the Central Valley have already made contact with Representatives Denham, Nunes, and Valladeo. The Southern California leg will engage targeted Republican Representatives and the Coast Side leg will target the agricultural industry that contributes to the PAC that provides a bulk of the donations to McCarthy.
    The Coast Side leg will help build organizing and mobilization capacity for communities and organizations and provide opportunities for farm workers, manufacturing and service workers impacted by I-9 Audits, DREAMER’s, and other persons directly impacted by immigration law to lift their voice.
    The Coast Side Pilgrimage will also highlight the diversity of the Immigrant Movement, thereby illustrating that Immigration Reform is an Urgent Issue owned by the Mainstream of the people of California.
  3. What will the SCCoC4CIR do?
    The Coast Side leg of the Pilgrimage will organize 9 events along the California coast. In each town participants will asking elected officials to sign on to a “Dear Colleague” Letter calling for comprehensive immigration reform to be voted on in the House. We will also address the agricultural industries that contribute to the PAC that funds McCarthy's political machine.

Registration for the Packard Children’s Weight Control Program’s Fall groups (for 8-15 year olds) - posted 8.09.13
Now in process! (No physician’s referral needed, please ask interested families to call 650.724.5611 tel. Class options for groups in English: Monday 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, and 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Class options for groups in Spanish: Wednesday at 4:30 PM. Classes will run every week for six months.

Safe School Ambassadors - posted 8.09.13
The nation's most effective bystander education program harnesses the power of students to prevent and stop bullying and violence.  Since 2000, this field-tested evidence-based model has equipped nearly 60,000 4th-12th grade students in 1200 schools in 32 states and 2 Canadian provinces with the communication and intervention skills to prevent and stop emotional and physical bullying and improve school climate.  To learn more about joining the Safe School Ambassadors community, visit us at www.community-matters.org.

San Mateo County is Awarding Funding for Projects - posted 8.09.13
San Mateo County is awarding funding for projects such as; school and after school nutrition, youth engagement, faith based and more specific projects. For more information see the Request for Qualifications document.
Deadline: August 12, 2013: http://www.gethealthysmc.org/Funding

Funding Opportunity for Youth Serving Agencies (High School; Ages 14-18) - Community Wellness & Prevention Program - posted 7.23.13
Contra Costa Health Services' Community Wellness and Prevention Program is happy to announce a funding opportunity for a youth-serving agency on a community-based, youth-led research project that will evaluate our Safe Routes to School program in Richmond.

Community Wellness and Prevention Program's Safe Routes to School program (SRTS) has been successfully encouraging youth across the county to walk and bike to school as well as educating students about proper traffic safety since 2009. Our program began in 10 schools in West County, six of them in Richmond. We aim to develop and sustain an effective partnership with one youth serving agency that has demonstrated the capacity to engage youth in activities that focus on critical thinking, problem solving and community based research . Youth will perform pedestrian counts, administer surveys and conduct focus groups with parents, school administrators, and community stakeholders to identify barriers to walking and bicycling to school and report back on their findings. These data will inform our SRTS program and allow us to tailor SRTS projects to each specific school.

The funding is for up to $15,000 to recruit, train, and lead at least 5 Richmond high school youth.

Please submit questions about this funding opportunity to Shannon Ladner-Beasley (shannon.ladner-beasley@hsd.cccounty.us) by July 24, 2013. Applications are due at 5pm on August 9.

The full funding opportunity announcement: Word and PDF format.

Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) - posted 5.08.13
Register Today...Save a Life Tomorrow!  The American Cancer Society’s Epidemiology Research Program is inviting men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 years who have never personally been diagnosed with cancer to join this historic study. The ultimate goal is to enroll at least 300,000 adults from various racial/ethnic backgrounds from across the US.  The purpose of CPS-3 is to better understand the lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer and to ultimately eliminate cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations.

Please visit: www.cps3bayarea.org for more information and to find enrollment sites near you in Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

Job Opportunities (1) - updated 4.23.14
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Senior Policy and Research Associate - Working Partnerships USA
I am excited to announce to our community allies and partners that Working Partnerships USA is hiring a Senior Policy and Research Associate! If you, or someone you know, would like to join our team, please check out the job announcement below. We know that the best candidates will come from our movement so thank you for sending this announcement to your friends and associates.
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Posted 4.23.14

Volunteer Opportunities (0) - updated 7.19.12

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