234013 YES: We can create policy change at the State-level

Monday, November 8, 2010 : 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Peggy Agron, MA, RD , California Project LEAN, California Department of Public Health, Sacramento, CA
Victoria Berends, BS , California Project LEAN, Public Health Institute, Sacramento, CA
California Project LEAN (CPL), a program of the California Department of Public Health has developed resources, conducted trainings and implemented community mobilization strategies to develop and implement school district policies that support healthy eating and physical activities. Concurrently, CPL worked with state level coalitions and statewide advocacy strategies leading to stronger state policy. California has passed legislation establishing nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold at schools, banned trans fats, and established nutrition labeling for large chain restaurants. This session will provide an overview of how CPL supported state and local nutrition and physical activity policy development and implementation. Partnerships will be described and resources shared including toolkits on youth and parent engagement, and a variety of fact sheets and policy briefs.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Identify ways to support policy work while working in government. Name at least three strategies that can be used to support policy development, passage and implementation. Describe one example of how these strategies were used to pass statewide policy.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have managed public health policy campaigns for the state for over 12 years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.