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Northern California Society of Public Health Educators

ITUP Annual Conference

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Building on California's Success:

From Concept to Reality

Keynote Speaker:

U.S. Congressman Xavier Becerra

California's 34th Congressional District


Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress

Speakers include:

  • Dolores Alvarado, Community Health Partnership, Santa Clara County
  • Cheryl Bartlett, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Judy Belk, The California Wellness Foundation
  • Alex BriscoeAlameda County Health Care Services Agency
  • Isabel BecerraCoalition of Orange County Community Health Centers
  • Ann BoyntonCalPERS
  • Mari CantwellCalifornia Department of Health Care Services
  • Richard ChambersMolina Health Care
  • Sophia Chang, California HealthCare Foundation
  • Clayton Chau, L.A. Care Health Plan
  • Daniel Chavez, San Diego Health Connect
  • Colleen Chawla, San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • Patricia Conolly, The Permanente Medical Group
  • Castulo De la Rocha, AltaMed Health Services
  • Diana DooleyCalifornia Health & Human Services
  • Hector Flores, Family Care Specialists Medical Group
  • Jon FreedmanL.A. Care Health Plan
  • Jon Gilwee, University of California Irvine Health
  • Brenda Grealish, California Department of Health and Human Services
  • William Henning, Inland Empire Health Plan
  • James Hunt, Massachusetts League of Health Centers
  • Mitchell Katz, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
  • Peter LeeCovered California
  • Sharon LevineThe Permanente Medical Group
  • Peter LongBlue Shield of California Foundation
  • John Lozier, National Health Care for the Homeless Council
  • Burt MargolinThe Margolin Group
  • Alan McKayCentral California Alliance for Health
  • Kristen MirandaBlue Shield of California
  • Jennifer Montoya-Tansey, Californians for Safety and Justice
  • Thomas Priselac, Cedars-Sinai Health System
  • Jeffrey Rideout, Covered California
  • Thomas Traylor, Boston Medical Center
  • Henry Tuttle, Council of Community Clinics
  • David WatsonCal INDEX

For the agenda click here.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Conference: 9:00am to 5:30pm

Followed by an Awards Reception: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Sacramento Convention Center


- Space is limited -





Twelve Acts of Christmas

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The Twelve Acts of Christmas
for the kid inside you

Sunday, December 21st, 3 pm

Take a break from holiday shopping and come out for a fun, magical holiday afternoon with your kids, or just bring the kid inside you, to Wide Blue Yonder's 12 Acts of Christmas, Sunday, December 21 at 3 pm, where you can join the gravity-free world of aerial dance with audience participation, snacks, singing and fun.  Wide Blue Yonder dancers and creator Lisa Christensen say, "We wanted to give back to the community, our family and friends and The 418 for the support given to us to create and grow as aerial dancers."  All proceeds benefit The 418 Project.  Lisa teaches Bungee Moon Dance and Kids Aerial with us on Wednesdays and hosts community aerial climbs on weekend afternoons.  For more info: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tickets are $10-$25 for adults, $5 for kids, family packages are available! 
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Pathways to Policy Conference

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Thank you for sharing the application information, especially with young women in your networks.

Pathways to Policy (P2P) is a two-day program scheduled for Tuesday, January 13, and Wednesday, January 14, in Sacramento, California. Participation will be limited to a small group of 35-40 young women, ages 21-28, who have a strong interest in exploring a career in government, public policy or politics. Women from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply as we are intent on convening a group that reflects the diversity of our state.

To ensure equitable and affordable access, there are no registration fees to participate, but applicants must apply and be selected to receive a scholarship.

Key Dates
Thursday, December 11:
Applications must be submitted no later than Thursday, December 11.
Tuesday, December 16:
Selection for P2P is on a rolling basis, but notification of scholarships will be sent no later than Tuesday, December 16.
Thursday, December 18:
Scholarship recipients must accept their scholarship and commit to participate in P2P no later than Thursday, December 18.

Program Information
On Day One, participants will be trained in:

How a Bill Becomes Law
The Basics – and Power – of the Budget Process
Pathways to Careers in Public Policy
Intentional Networking
Informational Interviews

Participants will also attend a reception and dinner with seasoned advocates and policymakers, and have the opportunity for one-on-one dialogue.

On Day Two, participants will attend the Women’s Policy Summit 2015, a one-stop opportunity to learn about women’s policy issues from recognized California leaders.

Issues on the agenda include:

Women, Poverty & Economic Empowerment
Women, Working Families and the Workplace
Women’s and Girls’ Health
Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls

We are honored that Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins will be our featured speaker at the Summit Luncheon. Her keynote address will be: Keeping the California Dream Alive for Women and Working Families.

What we will offer you in Pathways to Policy:

Learn more about the practical side of policymaking – the nuts and bolts of government and leadership
Gain a deeper understanding of women’s policy issues
Observe women leaders in action
Receive training on intentional networking – to make the most out of conferences and receptions
Learn how to conduct an informational interview – and identify realistic career-building steps for the upcoming year
Meet other young women with similar interests and ambitions
Connect to a statewide community working to advance women’s health, wealth and power

What Makes this Program Unique?

Designed to engage young women in their 20s
Mentors available throughout both days to offer advice and ongoing dialogue
Contact with elected and appointed women serving at state and local levels
Fast-paced seminars introduce young women leaders to must-know topics
Participation in the 2015 Women’s Policy Summit will link young women to cutting-edge public policy affecting the lives of women and girls
Program includes two days in Sacramento, including one night of paid lodging

You can learn more by reviewing the materials from 2014 Pathways to Policy.

Who Should Apply?

Women 21 – 28 years of age (up to and including age 28)
Young women professionals currently working in the public sector or for organizations with a connection to government or public policy
Young women looking for work in government or public policy
College-age women (AA, undergraduate or graduate) – attending community college, CSU, UC, private colleges, or trade schools
Women currently working in local or state government
Women who have pursued leadership in nonprofit, school or extra-curricular settings

We are intent on selecting a group of young women who reflect the rich diversity of our state.

Additional Requirements and Considerations

Given expected demand for Pathways to Policy, participants must commit to participating in the full Pathways to Policy training, arriving no later than 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 13, for registration, and leaving no earlier than 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.
Participation in Pathways to Policy is by scholarship ONLY. Scholarships include overnight accommodations for Tuesday, January 13, 2015, and all meals through lunch on Wednesday, January 14.
Travel and parking are not covered in the P2P scholarship, and must be arranged independently by the participant.
Participants should dress in business attire, and, due to space accommodations, travel with as little luggage as possible (a small overnight bag that can be easily transported).
Overnight accommodations on Tuesday, January 13, are at the Sacramento Hostel, and will involve shared rooms.
Participants can arrange additional overnight accommodations at a conference rate at the Sacramento Hostel for Monday, January 12, or Wednesday, January 14, by contacting the Sacramento Hostel directly at (916) 443-1691.
Registered participants will be asked to participate in one of two conference calls prior to Pathways to Policy to fully prepare them for the two days of activities and educational opportunities.

Please direct questions about Pathways to Policy by email only to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and allow 48 hours for a reply.

Click here to complete your application for Pathways to Policy 2015.

CCRWF gratefully acknowledges the support of the following organizations for Pathways to Policy:

California Legislative Women’s Caucus
The California Wellness Foundation
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Public Health Institute

CCRWF Executive Director
Kate Karpilow, Ph.D.

CCRWF Mentoring Co-Coordinators
Carrie J. Martin
Diana Vazquez


Larry Cohen: 2015 Honorary Fellow

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SOPHE Names Larry Cohen as 2015 Honorary Fellow

Washington, DC - The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) proudly names Larry Cohen, MSW, Founder and Executive Director of Prevention Institute, as its 2015 Honorary Fellow.  The Honorary Fellow is the highest SOPHE award to a non-member who has made significant and lasting contributions to the field of health education and to improving the public's health.

Mr. Cohen has been a champion and tireless advocate for public health, social justice, and prevention for more than 40 years.  By elevating a systems approach to health promotion, advocating for health in all policies, and promoting health equity, he has helped people attain high-quality lives free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death.

"Larry Cohen is an inspiration for community leaders, residents, and public health professionals who are working together to create access to healthy foods, physical activity, and safe and tobacco-free environments," says SOPHE President Kelly Bishop, MA, MCHES, FASHA. "SOPHE is proud to honor Larry for his lifetime achievements in prevention that have transformed communities for lasting social change."

Among Larry's signature efforts is the founding of Prevention Institute in 1997, whichserves as the national focal point for disease prevention. He created the Spectrum of Prevention, a seminal tool for developing comprehensive, sustainable solutions for public health. Working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Larry also established UNITY (Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth through Violence Prevention), a national initiative designed to strengthen and support cities to effectively prevent violence. More recently, he has focused on helping to transform the nation's health system and align healthcare, public health and prevention to ensure that policies and practices keep people healthy and safe.   In addition to his academic textbook,Prevention Is Primary: Strategies for Community Well-being, Larry has published numerous articles, tools, and resources for strengthening coalitions in health equity, chronic disease prevention, and preventing injury and violence.

Prior to founding Prevention Institute, Larry formed the first U.S. coalition to change tobacco policy and created the nation's first multi-city smoking ban. He established the Food and Nutrition Policy Consortium, which catalyzed the nation's food labeling law.  He also helped to shape vehicle safety policy.  Larry received his Masters of Social Work degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook.

The SOPHE 2015 Honorary Fellow Award will be presented in conjunction with Larry's keynote address at the Society's 66th Annual Meeting, April 22-25, 2015 in Portland, OR.  The award will be presented as SOPHE convenes the nation's largest independent gathering of behavioral scientists, and health education researchers, practitioners, and students.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 19:43

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