Organizations and Technical Assistance
Local officials can seek the assistance of a variety of outside technical assistance providers to help design, implement, and evaluate local efforts. In addition, many local efforts can also benefit from the involvement and support of state and federal agencies and organizations that can provide funding and expertise, and connect local efforts with similar initiatives elsewhere.
Some of the technical assistance resources that are available to help local officials in their efforts to create healthy neighborhoods include:
- Institute for Local Government Healthy Neighborhoods Project
- Healthy Planning, ChangeLab Solutions
- Center for Civic Partnerships
- Cities, Counties and Schools Partnership
- Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign
- Healthy Eating, Active Communities
- California Active Communities, a program of California Department of Public Health
- California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition), a program of California Department of Public Health
- Systems and Environmental Changes for Nutrition and Physical Activity, a project of California Department of Public Health
- Designing and Building Healthy Places, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This list is not exhaustive or comprehensive, but is meant as a starting point for local officials looking for organizations and resources relevant in California.