As you may know, Shape Up SF celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2016. The 10-year provided incredible guidance and plays into how we are restructuring ourselves as a Coalition. It brought us back to our roots – to remind us that the community and equity is and must always be at the root of this work. We invite you to continue this journey with us as we improve healthy eating and active living for our most vulnerable populations in San Francisco.
When we embarked on our strategic planning, we intended to do a “refresh” of our strategic plan. And the process confirmed we remain committed to reducing chronic diseases disparities that disproportionately affect low income communities of color. Our priorities remain the same – to increase: access to healthy food, opportunities for physical activity, consumption of water; and to decrease consumption of sugary drinks. But how we do that work has shifted based on what we gathered from all of you. While many ideas were focused on programmatic level activities that aren’t suitable for a Coalition to tackle, you were also clear that we need to work collectively to:
- Address health equity and upstream risk factors for chronic disease prevention
- Create systems that support healthy eating active living.
To meet the above goals, the Coalition identified two overarching strategies:
- Build stakeholder capacity
- Develop and implement policies, systems and environmental strategies
To further define the work, the Coalition has formed two workgroups: Capacity Building Action Team (CBAT) and Policy, Systems, Environments Action Team (PSEAT). We hope you will get involved! Read more about how the Coalition operates.