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Regional Networks Guidelines Manual

The Regional Networks for a Healthy California Guidelines Manual is designed to help contractors successfully complete all requirements as outlined within each contract.  Questions regarding the fiscal content of the manual should be sent to the assigned Contract Manager (CM) and programmatic questions should be directed to the assigned Program Manager (PM).

  • Fiscal Section (Section I. 100 – 900)
    This section includes fiscal information relative to invoicing, budget revision requirements, and audits.  Project Directors, as well as fiscal personnel, must carefully review and understand this section.
  • Program Administrative  Section (Section II. 100 – 900)
    This section includes program administrative information to assist with the overall management of the Regional Network contract.  This section outlines the policies and procedures required to meet the various conditions and contract compliance requirements of the Regional Network contract.
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    The Regional Networks are funded in 11 regions that together provide services to all California counties and are working to create environments to help low-income Californians eat healthy and get regular physical activity.

    Designed to cross over traditional political, geographic and organizational boundaries, the Regional Networks conduct activities in three major areas:

    1. Maximize Local Impact -- The Regional Networks provide training, coordination and communications support to all Network-funded projects and other stakeholders in the region.
    2. Mobilize Community Action – Each region includes a Regional Collaborative – individuals, organizations, advocates, community leaders, businesses and others with expertise in nutrition, physical activity, hunger prevention/food security, and under-served communities. Hundreds of people and organizations, including Network funded projects, belong to the 11 Regional Collaboratives! The Regional Networks provide administrative support to the Regional Collaboratives and facilitate nutrition education initiatives that make it easier for low-income Californians to adopt healthy eating and physical activity lifestyles in their communities.
    3. Reach Out to Consumers -- The Regional Networks implement regional Campaigns that focus on special populations.

    For information about your local Regional Network, please contact the lead agency directly.  Map for counties (PDF)Opens a new browser window.involved in each region.

    Bay Area Region 
    Counties:  Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara
    Santa Clara County Public Health Department-
    Nutrition and Wellness 
    1400 Parkmoor Ste 120B 
    San Jose, CA  95126 -2737
    (408) 793-2710
    Contact: Joe Prickitt,
    Bay Area Nutrition and Physical Activity Collaborative:  www.banpac.org

    Central Coast Region 
    Counties:  Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz
    Monterey County Dept. of Health, Community Health Division 
    632 E. Alisal Street 
    Salinas, CA  93906 
    (831) 796-2872
    Contact: Niaomi Hrepich
    Nutrition and Fitness Collaborative of the Central Coast: http://www.mtyhd.org/index.php

    Central Valley Region 
    Counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare
    California Health Collaborative
    1987 N. Gateway, Suite 101
    Fresno, CA 93727
    (559) 255-4300
    Contact: Rene Hix
    Central Valley Health and Nutrition Collaborative:  http://cvhnc.org

    Desert Sierra Region 
    Counties:  Inyo, Riverside, and San Bernardino 
    San Bernardino County Department of Public Health
    1505 South D Street
    San Bernardino, CA  92415-0058
    (909) 388-5650
    Contact: Jeanne Silberstein 
    Desert Sierra Collaborative:  http://www.dshn.us/

    Gold Coast Region 
    Counties:  San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura
    Ventura County Public Health Department
    2323 Knoll Drive, Suite 322
    Ventura, CA  93003
    (805) 677-5267
    Contact: Alicia Villicana 
    Gold Coast Collaborative: www.goldcoastnetwork.org

    Gold Country Region 
    Counties:  Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mono, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba
    Health Education Council 
    3950 Industrial Blvd., Ste. 600
    West Sacramento, CA  95691
    (916) 556-3344
    Contact: Dana Fields Johnson (Interim)
    Healthy Eating Active Living Collaborative: www.healthedcouncil.org

    Los Angeles Region 
    Counties:  Los Angeles
    Los Angeles County Department of Health Services -
    Nutrition Program
    3530 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 800
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    (213) 351-7875
    Contact: Dipa Shah-Patel
    Los Angeles Collaborative for Healthy, Active Children:  http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/nut/network/index.htm

    North Coast Region  
    Counties: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma
    California Health Collaborative
    2230 Professional Drive, Suite A
    Santa Rosa, CA 95404
    (707) 543-5810 ext. 203
    Contact: Jennifer McClendon
    Northcoast Nutrition and Fitness Collaborative:  http://www.northcoastnutrition.org

    Orange County Region  
    Counties:  Orange
    Orange County Health Care Agency 
    1725 W. 17th Street
    Santa Ana, CA  92706
    (714) 834-8673
    Contact: Anna Luciano-Acenas
    Orange County Nutrition, Physical Activity Collaborative (NuPAC):  http://www.ochealthinfo.com/nupac

    San Diego & Imperial Region 
    Counties:  Imperial and San Diego
    UCSD, Community Pediatrics
    4305 University Ave., Suite 590
    San Diego, CA 92105
    (619) 955-1041
    Contact: Blanca Melendrez
    San Diego & Imperial Nutrition Network: www.sdnnonline.org

    Sierra Cascade Region 
    Counties:  Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity
    California Health Collaborative
    25 Jan Court, Suite 130
    Chico, CA  95928
    (530) 345-2483 X215 
    Contact:  Patricia Mannel
    Sierra Cascade Collaborative for Health and Movement Promotion (SC-CHAMP): www.scnutrition.org

    Network for a Healthy California
    Regional Networks  
    Jackie Richardson (916) 449-5398
    Monet Parham-Lee (916) 552-9906
    Monica Perez (916) 449-5488


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