Health Education Council (HEC)
The Health Education Council is dedicated to providing access, education,
advocacy, and training to empower individuals towards a healthy life.

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Remembering Our Friend and Colleague

Dr. Ikeda served low-income families for over 32 years through his work as physician and medical director of Health for All.  His passion for the organization's mission, and his admiration for the dedication of its staff and volunteers, stayed with him to the very end of his life. He always believed every person should have access to good care, as well as life-long opportunities to better themselves -- through education, travel, community involvement, or on-the-job training.  Although he experienced serious health issues beginning in 2010, Dr. Ikeda continued working into 2013.  His final gift was to the UCD Medical School Body Donation Program, to assist in training a new generation of doctors.

Thanks to a mini grant from The California Endowment, California Convergence recognizes five extraordinary transformational leaders and their collaboratives, who are paving the way to build healthy, equitable communities in neighborhoods across the state, so every person can participate and prosper. HEC was named on of those leaders for it's work in the Valley Hi area of South Sacramento after starting a basketball league which transformed a park.

Working at the Intersection of Healthy Eating, Active Living, and Violence Prevention. This field note describes Kaiser Permanente's work at the intersection of obesity prevention, violence prevention/reduction, and, increasingly, social and emotional health.  It focuses on our experience in advancing multidimensional community-based prevention efforts in Northern California, one of seven regions where Kaiser Permanente is undertaking this work. Read the full article.

  The Children's Power Play! Campaign partnered with the California Food Literacy Project and the Sacramento Junior League to create an interactive booth at Sacramento's Inaugural Farm to Fork Festival. Volunteers served up more than 5,000 samples of carrot watermelon apple smoothies to the public and had a seed planting station for kids to plant their own carrot seeds to take home and watch grow.

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The 8th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament is fast approaching! Sign up by April 15th and get a free contest card ($20 value). Call us at 916-556-3344 or click the image to register. Can't golf? Join us for olive oil and wine tasting, or the banquet dinner at the beautiful Cache Creek Casino Resort.


April 2014   |  Washington, DC

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