Nov 9 2016

We are pleased to report that the four soda tax measures on local ballots in California and Colorado are passing with overwhelming support.  In the San Francisco Bay Area of California, voters chose children’s health over a $30 million false advertising campaign promulgated by the American Beverage Association The measures are passing by 60.7% in Oakland, 61.9% in San Francisco and 70.7% in Albany. Each measure will levy a tax of one penny per ounce on sugar sweetened drinks to be paid by beverage distributors.

Sep 27 2016


Diabetes rates are projected to double in the next five years and California cities will be on the frontline.

To find out what you can do, join Public Health Advocates (formerly CCPHA) at it’s one-day conference in Pasadena.

The conference will showcase:

-research findings from UCLA describing diabetes and prediabetes levels in California cities.

-why the diabetes epidemic matters for cities and

Sep 8 2016

Aug 25 2016


By Harold Goldstein, Executive Director, Public Health Advocates.

Have you ever heard that if you put a frog in cold water and slowly turn up the heat, the frog will never jump out? It turns out that's not true. Frogs sense the slowly changing temperature and jump out long before they are scalded.

Aug 24 2016

DAVIS, CA, AUGUST 23, 2016… “With its new guidelines, the American Heart Association has definitively taken a stand against added sugars, stating that no child should consume more than six teaspoons – or 100 calories – worth a day.

In doing so, the AHA seeks to prevent many of the heart damaging complications tied to excess sugar consumption: high blood pressure, high lipids, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and obesity.