ACCESS TO FOOD: The CalFresh Act would improve access to food by bolstering participation CalFresh, California’s version of Food Stamps. “By removing unnecessary hurdles for families, my bill would support California financially and ensure that thousands more families and children in need have adequate nutrition,” said Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes. Read more about the CalFresh Bill… [ Read full post ]
Archive for March, 2011
NEW LANDSCAPES: Parks, playgrounds, bike paths – not images often associated with South Los Angeles. But a dedicated network of community groups talked about how they aim to change that image – and their community’s health – on a March 12 bus and bike tour of some of the city’s most blighted neighborhoods. The “… [ Read full post ]
‘IN-YOUR-FACE’ ADVOCACY: A new tip sheet tells you how to effectively deliver a face-to-face message to policymakers in town hall or other public meetings and to position your organization as an expert on an issue. The upshot? Keep it short, keep it timely, and above all be accurate! Read the Tips (PDF)… [ Read full post ]
NATIONAL HEALTH STATISTICS: According to the CDC’s latest health statistics, obesity rates for American adults declined slightly from 34.2% in 2005-2006 to 33.7% in 2007-2008. Cigarette smoking held steady at 20.6% from 2008 to 2009. And increasingly more Americans – 15.1% in 2000 and 18.8% in 2009 — were getting aerobic exercise. Find the … [ Read full post ]
Learn how to find and use data on children’s health and well-being at a Dec. 11 FREE workshop in Los Angeles, CA hosted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s Health DATA Program and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, which supports the children’s health data website kidsdata.org.
At this workshop, … [ Read full post ]