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HEAC Community Champions

  1. 1. South LA, Los Angeles County
  2. 2. South Los Angeles Community Champions Jan Perry Councilwoman 9 th District Raul Morales Owner Taqueria Vista Hermosa Britanni Dighero Youth Leader MarketMakeovers.org
  3. 3. Jan Perry <ul><li>Spearheaded the South L.A. Fast Food Moratorium and incentive package for new business investment </li></ul><ul><li>Fought tirelessly to bring Fresh & Easy and La Superior markets to South L.A. </li></ul><ul><li>Improved South LA infrastructure : street repaving, trash capture, sidewalk repair, increased streetlights, and more </li></ul>
  4. 4. “ Through thoughtful policy and planning,”
  5. 5. “ we can improve the health and welfare of our community.”
  6. 6. “ we can improve the health and welfare of our community.”
  7. 7. Raul Morales <ul><li>Enthusiastically joined the menu labeling pilot project as an independent restaurant owner </li></ul><ul><li>Above and beyond standard menu labeling expectations, developed his own Low Cal and new menu boards </li></ul><ul><li>As an independent owner, promotes menu labeling at local, statewide and national conferences; featured in video about the Mercado La Paloma menu labeling pilot </li></ul>
  8. 8. “ Menu labeling is healthy for everyone…”
  9. 9. “… my customers, my family and me.”
  10. 11. Britanni Dighero <ul><li>Involved 100% in development of  Market Makeover and online toolkit -  from store cleanup to healthy recipes </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes HEAC through trainings  and conference presentations, TV, radio and print media </li></ul><ul><li>Youth mentor  and SYBOP Program Instructor </li></ul>
  11. 12. “ I got involved with HEAC because the food desert…”
  12. 13. “… that is South L.A. was brought to my attention,”
  13. 14. “… and I couldn't go on without helping to better my community.”
  14. 15. South Los Angeles Community Champions Jan Perry Councilwoman 9 th District Raul Morales Owner Taqueria Vista Hermosa Britanni Dighero Youth Leader MarketMakeovers.org
  15. 16. Baldwin Park, Los Angeles County
  16. 17. Baldwin Park Community Champions Xochitl Escalante HEAC Resident Leader Resident Advisory Committee Concepcion Gonzalez HEAC Youth Leader Healthy Teens on The Move Marlen Garcia Councilmember City of Baldwin Park
  17. 18. Xochitl Escalante <ul><li>Facilitated Resident Advisory Committee meetings to advocate for the healthy choice in the city </li></ul><ul><li>Led resident mobilization for downtown Baldwin Park revitalization </li></ul><ul><li>Organized ‘Smart Streets’ workshops reaching 400 residents </li></ul>
  18. 20. “ I wanted to be part of a healthier community…”
  19. 21. “… to motivate community members…”
  20. 22. “… to demand a better quality of life.”
  21. 23. Concepcion Gonzalez <ul><li>Leading youth advocate for www.werefedup.com social network connecting with youth across the world </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitated teen meetings to revise the District Wellness Policy to include core healthy food menu and more </li></ul><ul><li>Used PhotoVoice to assess school eating environment resulting in school salad bar and longer lunch times </li></ul>
  22. 24. “ When teens come together…”
  23. 25. “ When teens come together…”
  24. 26. “… we can really transform our community.”
  25. 27. “… we can really transform our community.”
  26. 28. Marlen Garcia <ul><li>First policymaker to seek funding for People on the Move - became the HEAC Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Championed opportunities for Baldwin Park youth: Teen Center, Skate Park and rock wall </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneering ordinances , vending machines, joint use, breastfeeding </li></ul>
  27. 29. “ It is my obligation to create healthier communities…”
  28. 30. “ and be the voice for those who do not yet have one…”
  29. 31. “… our children.”
  30. 32. Baldwin Park Community Champions Xochitl Escalante HEAC Resident Leader Resident Advisory Committee Concepcion Gonzalez HEAC Youth Leader Healthy Teens on The Move Marlen Garcia Councilmember City of Baldwin Park
  31. 33. Chula Vista, San Diego County
  32. 34. Chula Vista Community Champions Steve Castañeda Councilmember City of Chula Vista Shaila Serpas, MD Assistant Director Scripps Family Medicine Residency Program Chris Searles, MD, FAAFP Co-Director Combined Family Medicine and Psychiatry Program
  33. 35. Steve Castañeda <ul><li>Board member, California Health Leadership Program (NALEO), to improve wellness for California children </li></ul><ul><li>Fights to improve food quality and physical activity for school-age children </li></ul><ul><li>Successfully sponsored healthy vending and park alcohol restriction ordinances </li></ul>
  34. 36. “ I fight to change policy…”
  35. 37. “ affecting our childhood obesity epidemic, so…”
  36. 38. “… I can help prevent lifelong health issues.”
  37. 39. Shaila Serpas, MD <ul><li>Improves health and nutrition environments , via school-based clinics, District Wellness Committees </li></ul><ul><li>Developed Toolkit for Healthy Living for health care providers, and resources on District Wellness Website </li></ul><ul><li>Named 2010 Public Health Champion by San Diego County HHS </li></ul>
  38. 40. “ I hope to have a larger impact and help the next generation,”
  39. 41. “ the child of that 9 pound baby, to grow up healthier…”
  40. 42. “… with a better environment than his parents had.”
  41. 43. Chris Searles, MD, FAAFP <ul><li>Developed RecreationRx.org  for physician Program Champions to 'prescribe' free access to recreational facilities and activities  </li></ul><ul><li>AMA Community Service Award  for RecreationRx </li></ul><ul><li>Named one of the ' top 40 under 40'  by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine </li></ul>
  42. 44. “ Those little plots of land are not just places where fruits…”
  43. 45. and vegetables grow. They are islands of dialogue.”
  44. 46. “ and vegetables grow. They are islands of dialogue.”
  45. 47. Chula Vista Community Champions Steve Castañeda Councilmember City of Chula Vista Shaila Serpas, MD Assistant Director, Scripps Family Medicine Residency Program Chris Searles, MD, FAAFP Co-Director Combined Family Medicine and Psychiatry Program
  46. 48. Oakland, Alameda County
  47. 49. Oakland Community Champions Stephanie Renfrow Hamilton Project Coordinator HEAC School Sector Oakland Unified School District Robert Savio, MD, Chief of Pediatrics Alameda Co. Medical Ctr-Highland Christine Cherdboonmuang Network Project Coordinator Oakland Farms to Schools/ EBAYC
  48. 50. Stephanie Renfrow Hamilton <ul><li>Helped pilot programs in 10 HEAC schools since the grant’s inception in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Works with students, parents, faculty and staff to develop awareness of District Wellness Policy , to improve school food and fitness climates </li></ul><ul><li>Supports site wellness champions to sustain implementation of food guidelines and P.E. required minutes </li></ul>
  49. 51. “ Demonstrating healthy eating and physical activity…”
  50. 52. “… should be right up there…”
  51. 53. “… with teaching good study habits.”
  52. 54. Robert Savio, MD <ul><li>Involved with the HEAC Health Sector since 2007, to bring resources and awareness to local pediatric providers </li></ul><ul><li>Championed a program to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to Highland Hospital from Oakland People’s Grocery </li></ul><ul><li>Spearheaded year-long campaign to transform hospital’s food environment </li></ul>
  53. 55. “ If we don't change the food available in hospital settings,”
  54. 56. “ If we don't change the food available in hospital settings,”
  55. 57. “… it's like we're creating our own patients.&quot;
  56. 58. Christine Cherdboonmuang <ul><li>Launched produce markets at 12 elementary schools for parents to shop for fresh produce </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with community organizations, school district and county agencies to expand farm-fresh produce at schools </li></ul><ul><li>Established an agreement with the School District to establish vendor contracts with farmers, and hire parents to manage the markets </li></ul>
  57. 59. “ This work taps the part of people that is passionate about food.”
  58. 60. “ This work taps the part of people that is passionate about food.”
  59. 61. “ It’s connected to our family and cultural conditions.”
  60. 62. “ It’s connected to our family and cultural conditions.”
  61. 63. Oakland Community Champions Robert Savio, MD, Chief of Pediatrics Alameda Co. Medical Ctr-Highland Christine Cherdboonmuang Network Project Coordinator Oakland Farms to Schools/ EBAYC Stephanie Renfrow Hamilton Project Coordinator HEAC School Sector Oakland Unified School District
  62. 64. Santa Ana, Orange County
  63. 65. Santa Ana Community Champions David M. Souleles, MPH Deputy Director Orange County Health Care Agency Alberto Cabrera Youth Coordinator Latino Health Access Jane A. Russo Superintendent Santa Ana Unified School District
  64. 66. Jane A. Russo <ul><li>Developed Office of Special Projects to focus on Health, Wellness and P.E. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitated development of curriculum that allows students to help design their fitness routine </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitated development of Wellness Policy and enrolled 55,000 students and staff participants </li></ul>
  65. 67. “ The health and well-being of our students go hand in hand…”
  66. 68. “ with academic success and achievement…”
  67. 69. “ Our partnership with HEAC helps make this possible.”
  68. 70. Dr. David M. Souleles <ul><li>Successfully engaged elected officials in Walkable Communities activities </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker at Walk to School Day Media Event and participant in the parade of children walking to school </li></ul><ul><li>Lifted up and shared the &quot; Santa Ana/ Walkable Community story&quot; at the 2009 APHA Conference & CHEAC Annual Meeting </li></ul>
  69. 71. “ Walk to School Day is a great event because…”
  70. 72. “ it encourages young people to take small steps…”
  71. 73. “ to improve their lifelong health and quality of life.”
  72. 74. Alberto Cabrera <ul><li>Developed multiple PhotoVoice projects with youth group to expose concerns and solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Filmed and directed award-winning videos on youth making a difference in their community </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors youth to develop advocacy skills at the local and state level, pertaining to nutrition and fitness </li></ul>
  73. 76. “ I wish to empower youth to live healthy and successful lives…”
  74. 77. “ through my actions. Every day I see an opportunity to positively…”
  75. 78. “… influence young resident leaders in Santa Ana.&quot;
  76. 79. Santa Ana Community Champions David M. Souleles, MPH Deputy Director Orange County Health Care Agency Alberto Cabrera Youth Coordinator Latino Health Access Jane A. Russo Superintendent Santa Ana Unified School District
  77. 80. Shasta County
  78. 81. Shasta Community Champions Mary O’Keeffe Cottonwood Community Park Board Community Development Organizer Pam Lewis Recreation Supervisor City of Anderson Parks & Recreation Barbara Camacho Anderson Union H.S. District Director of Nutritional Services
  79. 82. Mary O’Keeffe <ul><li>Engaged Cottonwood residents in HEAC Visioning Project, ongoing town hall meetings with decision makers </li></ul><ul><li>Community vision plan endorsed by Board of Supervisors as a model for Shasta County communities </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitated partnership with  Cottonwood Park Board and Latinos in Action </li></ul>
  80. 83. “ Because I believe healthy people produce healthy communities.”
  81. 84. “ Because I believe healthy people produce healthy communities.”
  82. 85. “ Because I believe healthy people produce healthy communities.”
  83. 86. Pam Lewis <ul><li>Championed Healthy Vending Policy for the City of Anderson </li></ul><ul><li>Organizes free Summer Fun and Lunch Program every summer, increases opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating </li></ul><ul><li>Campaigned to develop Skate Park and competitions; more youth wearing helmets and safety gear </li></ul>
  84. 87. “ I’m involved because of the kids.”
  85. 88. “ I’ve seen what a healthy meal and exercise can do to improve the attitude of a teen.”
  86. 89. “ I’ve seen what a healthy meal and exercise can do to improve the attitude of a teen.”
  87. 90. Barbara Camacho <ul><li>Successfully reduced competitive foods and developed student support for a healthier menu </li></ul><ul><li>Created varied new menu items based on student selections, with healthier foods made from scratch </li></ul><ul><li>Overall increase in meals sold through marketing new items to students, and outreach to parents to complete reduced meal applications </li></ul>
  88. 91. “ Eating at school must not be just lunch , but an opportunity…”
  89. 92. “ to teach our students the importance of healthy eating…”
  90. 93. “ for a lifetime.”
  91. 94. Shasta Community Champions Mary O’Keeffe Cottonwood Community Park Board Community Development Organizer Pam Lewis Recreation Supervisor City of Anderson Parks & Recreation Barbara Camacho Anderson Union H.S. District Director of Nutritional Services

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