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                    CX Training Framework
                                                                                                         Webinars
                                                                                                         Trainings
                                                                                                         Communications templates
                                                                                                         Tools and methods binder
                                                                                                         Monthly check-in calls
     Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention (CX3)

CX3 Orientation Webinar                         On-line Mapping Training
                                                                                                     On-the-Ground Survey Training
This introductory webinar for local health         3
                                                CX participants use an on-line GIS map                  3
departments explains the importance of                                            3                  CX participants receive an intensive “Train-
                                                viewer to complete a series of CX                                                     3
examining the food and physical activity                                                             the-Trainer” training on the CX tools and
                                                instruments/worksheets (supermarket access,
environment in low-income neighborhoods.                                                             methods for conducting field work. Trainers
                                                transit to supermarkets, farmers’ markets, fast
It provides background on the development                                                            ensure participants are comfortable with all
                                                food outlets, and markets around schools) to
of CX and rationale for implementation.                                                              survey items and ready to collect in-depth
                                                compile and interpret mapping data.
Presenters cover the design of the project, a                                                        information about what is available in
conceptual flow and basic steps of the                                                               neighborhoods related to food access in
                                                The GIS is an innovative public health tool to
process. Participants get a brief overview of                                                        food stores (i.e. grocery, supermarkets, and
                                                view relationships between retail services, public
upcoming trainings, the types of tools and                                                           convenience) and fast food restaurants, as
                                                resources, and community infrastructure in low-
methods used in the process and resources                                                            well as conducting walkability assessments.
                                                income neighborhoods. This skill-building
provided. During this orientation webinar we                                                         The training consists of in-class room time
                                                training is hands-on with lots of practice time.                                    3
preview the CX Tools and Methods binder,                                                             and practice in the field. CX is dedicated
                                                Participants also learn how to create user-
which includes background materials,                                                                 to providing all the ingredients needed to
                                                friendly maps for sharing neighborhood maps
relevant literature, and all of the CX tools,                                                        collect high quality data.
                                                with community members and decision makers.
instructions, protocols, and examples.                                                               Time: 1 day training (in the field)
                                                Time: 1 day training (in computer lab)
Time required: 1 hour
Webinar Trainings                                                    Local Health Department Infrastructure                              Monthly Teleconference Calls

Trainings for additional                                             Another webinar training, this infrastructure                       Check in with local health
food environment tools are                                           assessment tool measures a local health                             departments to get updates,
covered to minimize travel,                                          department’s readiness to address obesity                           strategize, and offer technical
and include: Outdoor                                                 prevention. The local health department                             assistance support.
marketing around schools,                                            is the front line health agency in each of
parks, and playgrounds;                                              California’s 58 counties and 3 cities.
food practices of food banks and emergency
food outlets; and alternative healthy food
sources (e.g. community gardens, farm stands)                                                                                     CX3 Team
in the neighborhood.                                                                                                              Valerie Quinn, M.Ed. – Health Program Specialist
                                                                                                                                  Alyssa Ghirardelli, MPH, RD – Research Scientist
                                                                                                                                  Lynn Fuhrman – Technical Assistant Specialist
CX3 Tools and Methods Binder                                                                                                      Chris Bilbrey, MS, RD – Public Health Nutrition Consultant
Includes a full training manual with background
materials, literature, and a compendium of all                                                                                    Email:
the CX tools (English and Spanish),                                                                                               Website:
instructions, protocols, and survey samples.                                                                            

Other Technical Assistance
        How local health departments can
         interpret and use their localized data

        Use of the communications templates
         for community, decision maker and
         media outreach

This material was produced by the California Department of Public Health’s Network for a Healthy California with funding from USDA SNAP, known in California as CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps).
These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. CalFresh provides assistance to low-income households and can help buy nutritious foods for better health. For CalFresh information,
call 1-877-847-3663. For important nutrition information, visit

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