2017 HEAL Summit


San Pablo, California: Eliminating Barriers to Employment as a Pathway to Better Health

With a jobless rate that soared to 20 percent five years ago, San Pablo made eliminating barriers to employment and supporting small businesses a priority.


Keynote Presentation by Tina Gallegos

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HEAL Cities Campaign Evaluation by Barbara Masters and Gigi Barsoum

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Pillar #1: Workplace Wellness


Intersection of HEAL and Workplace Wellness, Policies, and Benefits by Blythe Young, Policy Specialist for Public Health Advocates

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Leveraging The Power Of Employee Engagement In Employee Wellness Programs by Tina Gallegos, Assistant to the City Manager, City of San Pablo

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Building A Culture of Health by Karen Lyons, Kaiser Permanente

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Pillar #2: Healthy Food Access


Environmental Health’s Unique Role For Safe, Clear, Food Donation by Tracy Delany, Executive Director Public Health Alliance of Southern California

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Coming Soon

County Public Health’s Role In Chronic Disease Prevention Through Food System Revitalization by Naomi Billups, Public Health Nutrition Manager, County of San Diego

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Collective Action To Address Access To Healthy Food by Elly Brown, San Diego Food System Alliance

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Public Health Alliance of Southern California Healthy Food Systems Work Group

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Pillar #3: Community Planning


Bridging The Gap Between Climate Action Plans And Community Health Goals co-presented by Mindy Fogg, Supervising Planner l Long Range Planning Division, County of Santa Barbara l Planning & Development and Shelley Saitowitz, MPH, Community Health Program Specialist, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency

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Parks As Community Systems: The Complete Parks Framework by Benita Tsao, Senior Policy Analyst, ChangeLab Solutions

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Community Engagement in Active Transportation Projects by Alfred Mata Jr., MPA Local Policy Program Manager for Public Health Advocates

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The Intersection Between Land Use, Air Quality and Your Health by Aeron Arlin Genet, Air Pollution Control Officer, Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District

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Implementing Complete Parks by Kanat Tibet, MA, California HEAL Cities Campaign Director

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Harvest of the Month

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Provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.
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Rethink Your Drink Campaign

The Rethink Your Drink Campaign’s primary goals are to:

  1. Educate low-income Californians about healthy drink options
  2. Help identify drinks with added sugar
  3. Make the link between consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and health risks

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Rethink Your Drink: Beverage Vending Survey


Findings From Beverage Vending Survey

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Beverage Vending Survey Findings for City of Santa Maria

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Beverage Vending Survey Findings for City of Lompoc

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Live Well SBC Healthy Vending Toolkit


Increasing access to healthier vending options is just one of many important steps in the fight against obesity. This toolkit provides a blueprint to help you successfully implement healthier vending options.

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Make Better Beverage Choices

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SNAP-Ed Connection

The SNAP-Ed Connection is a dynamic online resource center for State and local SNAP-Ed providers. SNAP-Ed Connection is funded by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service [link to] (FNS) and maintained at the National Agricultural Library’s [link to]Food and Nutrition Information Center. FNS works to end hunger and obesity through the administration of 15 federal nutrition assistance programs including WIC, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and school meals.
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Kaiser Permanente Community Health Initiatives

We support innovative efforts to increase nutritious foods, physical activity, economic vitality, safety and wellness in local schools, workplaces and neighborhoods.
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Change Lab Solutions

ChangeLab Solutions provides community-based solutions for America’s most common and preventable diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and asthma.
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Public Health Institute

The Public Health Institute is dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world.
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