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Get Outdoors! (GO!) Network for Kids Health

To expand health oriented partnerships with other public service organizations, East Bay Regional Park District has applied for a Community Transformation Grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The GO! Network will link three sectors to work together for better public health – the healthcare system, school system and a public park agency. The impetus for the proposal is data showing that a large percentage of fifth and seventh graders in the Oakland and Richmond schools are at high risk in terms of obesity.

Led by the Park District, the partner agencies would team up to increase awareness of the health benefits of outdoor recreation, reduce barriers to park access, encourage healthy lifestyles, and generally get the kids outdoors in the parks. The group is seeking a grant of $2.6 million.

In the News

Prescription for Kids: Take a hike, Contra Costa Times, 09/04/2012 Link

Go! Network Brochure, with partner agencies list Adobe Acrobat PDF

Grant Narrative Adobe Acrobat PDF

Community Transformation Grant Letters of Support Adobe Acrobat PDF

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Association of Bay Area Governments – Bay Trails
Bay Area Open Space Council
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
Clif Bar
Contra Costa Council
Contra Costa Transportation Authority
East Bay Community Foundation
East Bay Economic Development Alliance
Edible Schoolyard – Alice Waters
Greenbelt Alliance
Highland Hospital Pediatrics
Hon. Gayle McLaughlin, Mayor, City of Richmond
Hon. John Gioia, Contra Costa County Supervisor
Hon. Libby Schaaf, Oakland City Councilmember, District 4
Hon. Loni Hancock, California State Senator, 9th District
Hon. Nancy Skinner, California Assembly member, District 14
Hon. Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large
Hon. Representative Barbara Lee, 9th District
Hon. Representative George Miller, 7th District
Hon. Tom Torlakson, California Superintendent of Public Instruction
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Metropolitan Transportation Commission
New America Media
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Oakland Chamber of Commerce
Oakland Education Association
Oakland YMCA
Port of Oakland
Rails to Trails Conservancy
Richmond Chamber of Commerce
UCSF Department of Surgery
Warren Lyons, Chief Strategy of Integration Officer at Alameda County Medical Center