About REACH

REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) is a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Sierra Health Foundation. 

Its aim is to develop and promote community strategies and policies that improve nutrition, increase physical activity and expand access to healthy foods in Stockton and within organizations that serve the region's African-American community.

REACH Goals

REACH partners with faith-based and non-profit organizations that serve the African American community, and the City of Stockton, in an effort to:

  • Increase opportunities for physical activity

  • Expand access to healthy foods and beverages

REACH also works with community members to advocate for policies to promote these goals. ​

REACH Accomplishments

REACH staff worked with fourteen churches and organizations that adopted policies to:

  • Remove sugary beverages  from their facilities and programs and promote healthy beverages

  • Offer regular physical activity breaks during the day

  • Support breastfeeding mothers 

REACH Team

Christina Rillon Peoples, Director of Local Policy

Dana J. Bailey, Program Manager

Erin Reynolds, Community Outreach Specialist

Shamari Lathan, Community Outreach Specialist

Tanice Wallace, Youth Development Specialist

Janice Ivy, Project Coordinator

About Public Health Advocates

Public Health Advocates (formerly the California Center for Public Health Advocacy) helps neighborhoods and schools become places that nurture health and well-being. We believe that neighborhoods and schools can be places where the physical, social, and economic conditions make health a reality for all people. Public Health Advocates works at the state and local levels to create healthy communities supported by policies that make the healthy choice the easy choice.

 

Accomplishments

  • Passed the first state law to remove soda and junk food from schools

  • Passed the first state law to require fast food and chain restaurants to post calories so that customers can make healthy decisions

  • Helped over a dozen cities to adopt and implement policies to provide only healthy foods and beverages to the families they serve.

Learn more about PHAdvocates here.

 Public Health Advocates | 6702 Inglewood Ave, Ste. A | Stockton, CA  95207 | 844.962.5900 ext.260 

© 2019 by REACH of Public Health Advocates, Stockton CA

This publication was made possible by Cooperative Agreement No. U58DP005628 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.