Local Health Department Information
Beginning in Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2013, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Network for a Healthy California (Network) awarded funding to local health departments (LHD) to implement comprehensive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed) programs where LHDs serve as the lead health agency in their respective jurisdictions.
Funding is from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), SNAP-Ed, and continued availability of federal funding to CDPH through an interagency agreement with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). Grant agreements consist of a four-year term from October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2016.
Overarching Goals for the LHDs:
- Identify and address the needs of the SNAP-Ed diverse target population within its jurisdiction;
- Provide a comprehensive, multi-level, evidence-based, public health approach for serving their jurisdictions by directing local services and connecting with regional and statewide Network campaigns;
- Focus activities on all levels of the social ecological model to support behavioral change;
- Institutionalize Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) programs into existing social and health delivery systems; and
- Build the capacity of low-income communities and partner agencies to provide NEOP interventions.
Scope of Work
LHDs are required to complete specified objectives that cover a range of interventions, sectors, and activities based on their funding level for each FFY and local priorities. The LHD Scope of Work (SOW) contains 17 objectives. Objectives 1 through 9 are required for all LHDs. Objectives 10 through 17 are optional/elective and are based upon individual LHD funding levels. More information on the LHD SOW and available resources can be found on the LHD Scope of Work web page.