Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Built Environment

Northern California Healthy Eating Active Living (NorCal HEAL): Resources

The Northern California Healthy Eating Active Living (NorCal HEAL) website, administered by the Center, lists resources, materials and information for schools, worksites, neighborhoods, and healthcare, as well as links to cross-sector postings and fundraising opportunities.

Resources: Governor Schwarzenegger's Summit on the Prevention of Obesity

The Center reviewed and created materials for the 2005 Governor’s Action Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity:

Governor’s Summit – Fact Sheets

Obesity: An Overview of the Crisis
The Burden of Poor Nutrition and Physical Inactivity
Diabetes: a preventable and costly disease

2007 California Childhood Obesity Conference: Proceedings

The 2007 California Childhood Obesity Conference (CCOC ‘07), held in Anaheim, California, addressed the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. The primary focus was on prevention strategies aimed at high risk and low-income communities.

Active Community Environments

A CDC-sponsored initiative to promote walking, bicycling, and the development of accessible recreation facilities. ACEs was developed in response to public health, urban design, and transportation planning data. ACEs encourages environmental and policy interventions that will affect increased levels of physical activity and improved public health.
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/aces.htm
Contact:
Nutrition and Physical Activity Program
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention
and Health Promotion,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Highway, NE, MS/K-24

Build Active Living Communities

This presentation from public health and transportation advocate Mark Fenton provides an excellent overview of the rationale for addressing health through transportation planning, and it presents an overview of his multilevel (individual, through institutional, to public policy) strategy for doing so. This presentation was developed for his work with Ohio Parks and Recreation.

Center for Advanced Studies in Nutrition and Social Marketing

This website, hosted by the Center for Advanced Studies in Nutrition and Social Marketing at UC Davis, lists environmental and individual tools that have been made available through the cooperation of many different organizations, groups, and agencies from both the public and private sectors.

Community Garden Policy Inventory

Prepared by Public Health Law and Policy, this publication contains information on land use and planning policies to support community and urban gardening from across the country. Topics covered include: general promotion of community gardens; specific promotion of community gardens; land acquisition; land tenure; management; quotas/location; and equitable access.

Creating Safe Places for Play: jointuse.org

By showcasing successes as well as the problem, Jointuse.org provides the tools and resources advocates need to launch successful joint use agreements, allowing for shared use of public spaces like schools with community members once schools are closed.

Full Service Grocery Store Enters a Low-Income Neighborhood of Color: Tracking a Natural Experiment

Full Service Grocery Store Enters a Low-Income Neighborhood of Color: Tracking a Natural Experiment conduct a case study around the opening of a new grocery store in a community that has long been underserved.

Governor Schwarzenegger's Summit on the Prevention of Obesity

The Center assisted the ad-hoc planning committee with; the design of the Summit process/agenda; identifying potential topics and presenters; identifying potential participants in the Advisory committee, Summit event and Summit Follow -up Team; and the creation and review of materials.