Two important partners with Public Health Departments’ Communities Putting Prevention to Work Obesity Prevention Initiative, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Working Partnerships USA, recently submitted op-eds to the San Jose Mercury News.
Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) represents more than 375 Silicon Valley employers. On June 6 SVLG announced the launch of “Let’s Move Silicon Valley Businesses” at its Health Happens in the Workplace event. This represents a new effort…Continue
Added by Christina Oshinsky on July 3, 2012 at 11:10am — No Comments
Great News for Santa Clara County! Gilroy City Council passed a smoking ban in public parks. Click on the link to read full article in the Patch: http://gilroy.patch.com/articles/designated-smoking-areas-get-council-approval
Added by Christina Oshinsky on June 12, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments
The Downtown Gilroy Farmers’ Market in Gilroy, CA and the Fairground Outdoor Farmers’ Market in San Jose, CA started accepting CalFresh at their markets in 2012. Each market serves an area in Santa Clara County that will help provide fresh fruits and vegetables to low income community members. The expansion of CalFresh to these farmers' markets was made possible through the Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant.
To learn more about these farmers' markets, download promotional…Continue
Added by Christina Oshinsky on May 4, 2012 at 3:05pm — No Comments
Milpitas City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to introduce an ordinance amending the city's municipal code to enforce a total ban on tobacco smoking in all City of Milpitas parks.
The ban amends prior city laws restricting smoking near city-owned buildings and keeping smokers a distance of 25 feet from city playgrounds.
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Added by Christina Oshinsky on May 4, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments
The latest anti-sm oking campaign of the INSPIRE Tobacco Prevention Initiative is "Reverse the Damage". This campaign seeks to educate Santa Clara County residents about the health benefits of giving up smoking by providing facts to encourage smokers to quit. The print ad, in…Continue
Added by Christina Oshinsky on May 2, 2012 at 5:19pm — No Comments
Santa Clara County, CA -- On April 3, 2012, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released the third annual County Health Rankings report, in observance of National Public Health Week. According to the…Continue
Added by Christina Oshinsky on April 30, 2012 at 3:53pm — No Comments