It's one month until the annual ENACT Nutrition and Physical Activity Day, so reserve your spot today! On May 6th at the Sacramento Masonic Temple, join community members and advocates from all over California to learn about and support state policies promoting nutrition and physical activity.
ENACT Day is a terrific free event that empowers community members to take action on the issues impacting health in their communities. The event also gives attendees the resources needed to effectively advocate for policy change and connects them to the policymakers who are capable of making those changes. You can register on our website today!
This video from the Strategic Alliance highlights what you can expect at ENACT Day:
We want everyone who is interested to be able to attend, so a limited number of travel scholarships are available. We encourage you to register early to help us determine the potential need for travel assistance. If you would like to apply for a travel scholarship, you must register by this Wednesday, April 8th, and indicate your interest on the registration form. We will contact you with details.
Below is the full event information. We’d love to see you there!
May 6, 2015 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Sacramento Masonic Temple 1123 J Street Sacramento, CA 95814 Register Now
ENACT Day is FREE, and lunch will be provided. Registration closes April 24th.
ENACT Day is sponsored by these great partner organizations:
Over 3.5 million Californians have enrolled in new coverage options since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), yet persistent health disparities remain among communities of color, immigrants, and Limited English Proficient populations. Join CPEHN and our partners for Focus on Equity: Communities of Color in a Post-ACA California, as we highlight opportunities to advance equity in 2015 and beyond. Topics will include:
Health for All: There will be updates on the progress of SB 4 (Lara), the Health for All Act, and we will feature why it’s necessary to ensure that all Californians can access health coverage, regardless of immigration status. There will also be information on how you can take action and have your voice be heard in support of SB 4 and other efforts to improve access to health coverage for immigrants across the state.
Integration of behavioral health in primary care: We will hear about why treating behavioral health and physical health in an integrated manner will help improve care in both fields.
The importance of equity in measuring the quality of health care: While the health care system approach to quality is focused on the “triple aim” of population health, patient experience, and costs, we will show why it’s necessary to include a fourth aim: equity.
Our convenings are interactive events that allow participants to participate in important health policy discussions. We’ll feature important policy proposals and how our communities can mobilize in support of them. We value the opportunity to travel throughout the state and hear different perspectives on all the critical health issues impacting California’s communities of color. It’d be great if you can join us and share your thoughts!
The false notion that America is in a “post-racial” era has come to an end, and diversity is trending! From Ferguson to the NBA to Silicon Valley, issues of race and diversity are forcing themselves into the mainstream and making national headlines. The question now is: how do we translate that renewed attention into policies and actions that will build a just, equitable society?
On May 8th, you can join that conversation.
Every year, The Greenlining Institute brings together top business, government, and grassroots community leaders at our Economic Summit to connect, brainstorm, and strategize on important economic issues affecting communities of color. This year, Greenlining is taking its 22nd Annual Economic Summit, #DiversityTrending: Building an Inclusive Economy, to the JW Marriott Los Angeles LA LIVE. We invite you to join us as we explore ways to advance diversity as a critical component of an inclusive economy, and honor visionary leaders paving the way.
To register and to learn more about the event, click here. Discounted early registration is available through March 13th. If you're unable to afford the registration fee, we have a limited number of scholarships available to waive the fee. To request a scholarship, please email Yurida Ramos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPEHN’s legislative briefing, Cultivating Health Equity, is this Thursday in Sacramento! We are very excited to bring together our founding ethnic partner organizations – the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, the California Black Health Network, the California Rural Indian Health Board, and the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California – to highlight the top policy priorities for improving the health and well-being of communities of color in California this year. We are also looking forward to engaging conversations and presentations from top advocates and leaders in the fight for health equity. Here are a few highlights and speakers joining us at the Capitol this Thursday:
Multicultural Health Policy Agenda Our founding ethnic partners join us to highlight the top health policy priorities for communities of color.
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One of the primary social and environmental determinants of health that we focus on at CPEHN is access to healthy transportation options. From our health to our environment to the earth’s climate, how we get around has a tremendous impact on our daily lives. At CPEHN, we often work with our partners to promote the concept of complete streets, which are safe for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders.
Each year, our partners at TransForm put on an excellent event in Sacramento, the California Transportation Choices Summit. The 2015 event, ”A Year of Action,” will be held on April 27th in Sacramento. The next day is an advocacy day, which will allow attendees the opportunity to meet with policymakers and their staff and represent their communities’ transportation needs. Here’s a summary from their website of what to expect at this year’s event:
“The Summit and Advocacy Day brings together advocates and leaders from across the state from every issue area: public health, bicycle and pedestrian, social justice, affordable housing, disability rights, labor, transit and more. At the daylong Summit, legislative leaders and expert panels present on a range of topics, plus attendees break into groups based on geography and issue areas to discuss strategy.”