January 10, 2018

2-4 PM | 25 Van Ness, suite 70 conference room (lower level)

Vision:  All San Franciscans have access to healthy eating and active living where they live, work, learn and play.
Mission:  To convene partners for greater collective impact in order to create equitable and sustainable environments, systems and policies that promote healthy eating and active living across the lifespan in San Francisco.
Priority Areas:

  1. Increase access to healthy food
  2. Increase opportunities for physical activity
  3. Increase consumption of water
  4. Decrease consumption of sugary drinks

Values: Prevention, Social Justice, Diversity

Present: Emily Turpin (YMCA), Miles Tepto (SF Bicycle Coalition), Gabriela Jimenez (SFHP), Cassie Ray (ACS), Bea Duncan (SUSF), Danielle Hamilton (Fresh Approach), Ana Validzic (SFDPH), Maggie Ford (SFDPH), Yete McMahon (SFDPH), Lyslynn Lacoste *BMAGIC), Alex Perez (WIC), Amy Le (WIC), Nancy Buffum (SF Bicycle Coalition), Shelley Dyer (TNDC, TLHCC), Ryan Thayer (TLHCSC), Laura Miller (SFDPH), Prasanthi Patel (SFDPH), Anna Clayton (SFDPH), Jenna Gaarde (SFDPH), Sourichanh Chanthyasack, Jessica Estrada (SFDPH), Pat Coleman (Coleman Community Health), James Byrd (RPD), Cissie Bonini (EatSF), Lizzie Velten (AHA), Tom Radulovich (Livable City), John Maa, Roberto Vargas (UCSF), Christina Goette (SFDPH), Marianne Szeto (SFDPH)

Debrief December 14 meeting (PDF)


  • What is “safe” water? Is there data on publicly available fountains? (Berkeley soda tax funded mapping of water fountains.) Does PUC have information about community perceptions of tap water? Could PUC fund study to understand vulnerable populations’ perspectives on tap water?
  • How does SUSFC define healthy food? Develop local standards vs. USDA standards?
  • Wellness policies are important, but need to focus on implementation and monitoring in order to institutionalize change.
  • More peer-to-peer education
  • Create an advocacy subcommittee for Coalition. Need more movement and to build an advocacy base.
  • Children’s Oral Health Task Force will be doing focus groups in March/April and can share findings. When messaging about water, include benefits of fluoride and water safety.

How does SUSFC define community? Who are most impacted and how can we hear their voices?

  • Broadly: Low income populations with limited access to healthy food and safe spaces to be physical active. Seniors, low English proficiency, those living in public housing, homeless
  • Geographically: VV, BVHP, TL, SOMA. Mission Corridor, Excelsior, Western Addition
  • Ethnically: B/AA, Latino, PI, immigrants

How to get feedback from community on SUSFC prioritized activities? Meet people where they are and listen to the wisdom of the community. How can partners get feedback from those they serve to inform Coalition? What opportunities exist between now and March to get feedback? Be cautious in asking community open ended question of what to prioritize because it may not be in our wheelhouse. Take to community a shorter list after today’s input. Be careful of incorporating feedback of those speaking on behalf of the community vs. community residents

  • Create a standardized survey for all partners to use.
  • Reach B/AA through churches and health ministries.
  • Staff will send SurveyMonkey to do asset mapping of Coalition members to learn access points. Who has access/relationships to specific populations? Policy makers?
  • Networking open house and invite partners to give input of refined activities.
  • Go to partners and CBOs to present relevant subset of activities.
  • OCOF is also working on PE and in alignment of SUSFC priorities
  • City conveners
  • outreach to CBO, grassroots organizing, policy makers, city depts.

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