Welcome to the State of California 

Physical Activity Program

The Network for a Healthy California’s (Network) Physical Activity Program is under the California Department of Public Health’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) Branch, and administered by the Public Health Institute. This Program consists of two Physical Activity (PA) Program Managers at the State, as well as two highly qualified PA Program Coordinators, one located in the North Coast/Sierra Cascade and the other one in the San Francisco Bay Area. These Coordinators will assist the Local Health Departments (LHD) regionally and statewide. The objective of the four PA Team members is to support LHDs in meeting their grant deliverables. Specifically, our mission is to increase the percent of SNAP-eligible Californians who meet the national PA guidelines.

Our team can help you with the following:

Guidance on culturally appropriate PA resources, messaging and trainings
Expertise regarding policy, systems, and environmental change strategies
Identifying best practices and evidence-based PA promotion and interventions
Guidance on forming PA partnerships to build capacity and sustainability
Identification of PA evaluation tools


Materials are available for order on the Online Catalog or for qualifying organizations through Local Health Departments.

Playing for Choices (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

Tools for Learning Fuel For Moving (PDF) Opens a new browser window


All of the items below also have a DVD version available through the Local Health Departments or the Online Catalog.

Instant Recess (Flash video)Opens a new browser window a 10-minute physical activity video that you can play anytime, anywhere to get you moving.

Shape of Yoga booklet (PDF, 2MB, Eng | Spn)Opens a new browser window

Power Up in 10 booklet (PDF, 2.5MB, Eng | Spn)

Physical Activity Program Contacts

PA Program Managers:

Jessica Lime, MA
(916) 445 – 6311

Mary Coordt, MS
(916) 445 – 7727

PA Program Coordinators:

Michele Buran, MA
North Coast/Sierra Cascade

Carmen Bogan, MBA
San Francisco/Bay Area

Last modified on: 12/9/2013 1:25 PM