California SNAP-Ed Contact Information
State Agency    
California Department of Social Services
Contact: Katie Lewis
Nutrition Education and Outreach Bureau, CalFresh Branch
744 P Street, MS 8-9-32
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-651-6556
Implementing Agencies
California Department of Aging
Contact: Andrea Bricker
1300 National Drive, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: 916-419-7500
Catholic Charities of California, Inc.
Contact: Elisa Pehlke
1119 K Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-706-1539
California Department of Public Health
Contact: Caroline Kurtz
Nutrition Education and Outreach Branch
1616 Capitol Avenue, MS 7204
PO Box 997377
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-552-9908
University of California, Davis
Contact: David Ginsburg
UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program
One Shields Ave.
1105 Meyer Hall
Davis, CA 95616-7413
Phone: 530-752-0555

California SNAP-Ed Program Web Sites

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California Practitioner Stories

The Potential for Shared Statewide Metrics
Map of California's 58 CountiesCalifornia has five SNAP-Ed State Implementing Agencies (SIAs), each of which has its own Local Implementing Agencies (LIAs) for reaching the SNAP-Ed population with education and obesity prevention interventions. The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) serves an oversight function and funds 6 county welfare departments. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) funds 59 local health departments. The California Department of Aging has 19 area agencies on aging. UC CalFresh administers SNAP-Ed through UC Cooperative Extension in 31 counties. Catholic Charities of California has 11 local agencies across 24 counties. At the county-level, the LIAs jointly develop a single SNAP-Ed integrated work plan... full story.





SNAP-Ed Healthy Behavior Initiative Leads, Unexpectedly, to the Distinguished After School Health Recognition Program

Photograph of children from START performing at Cesar Chavez Park in Sacramento, California in 2014 California’s local and federal funding provides enrichment services in 4,500 SNAP-Ed eligible afterschool programs. To assess the potential of SNAP-Ed to introduce such efforts system-wide (ST5), the California Department of Public Health’s Network for a Healthy California worked with...full story.

Practitioner Stories demonstrate the use of the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework indicators in SNAP-Ed programs.

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