Network for a Healthy California

About the Network for a Healthy California (Network)

The Network represents a statewide movement of local, state and national partners collectively working toward improving the health status of low-income Californians through increased fruit and vegetable consumption and daily physical activity. Multiple venues are used to facilitate behavior change in the homes, schools, worksites, and communities of low-income Californians to create environments that support fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity. The Network is administered by the California Department of Public Health and funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Mission

The Mission of the Network is to create innovative partnerships that empower low-income Californians to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity and food security with the goal of preventing obesity and other diet-related chronic diseases.

Regional Network

The Regional Networks are funded in 11 regions that together provide services to all California counties. The County of Orange Health Care Agency is the lead for the Orange County Region.   Designed to cross over traditional political, geographic and organizational boundaries, the Regional Networks conduct activities in three major areas:

  1. Maximize Local Impact — Provide training, coordination and communication support to all Network-funded projects and other stakeholders in the region
  2. Mobilize Community Action — Provide support to the Orange County Nutrition and Physical Activity Collaborative (NuPAC) to implement countywide nutrition education initiatives
  3. Reach Out to Consumers — Implement regional Campaigns and Programs that focus on special populations.
  • Children's Power Play! Campaign focusing on elementary school-aged youth,
  • Latino Campaign targeting 18-54 year old adults,
  • Retail Program reaching more than 60 grocery stores,
  • Worksite Program reaching worksites with low-wage earners, and
  • Physical Activity Integration and the Physical Activity (PA) Specialist promoting PA to Network partners and integration with nutrition education.

Network Local Incentive Awards (LIAs)

The Network contracts with Local Incentive Award partners (LIAs) in Orange County that represent the health department and multiple school districts. Visit Network Contractors for more information.

    Champions for Change

    This material was partially produced by the California Department of Public Health's Network for a Healthy California with funding from the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly the Food Stamp Program). These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. CalFresh provides assistance to low-income households and can help buy nutritional foods for better health. For CalFresh information, call 877-847-3663. For more important nutrition information, visit http://www.cachampionsforchange.net/.