Category Archives: NCPP Events

Live, Work, or Play in South San Franciso? We want to interview you!

NCPP is conducting 30 minute interviews with folks that live, work, or play in South San Francisco.  We want to interview you about your thoughts and experiences.

FREE $10 Jamba Juice gift card at the end of your interview!

See the flyer and contact Athila Lambino at alambino@aars.org or 650-243-4864 for more info!

One on One Interview CMCA Outreach Flyer

PHOTOS: CMCA Training Day 1 & 2, 12-20-13

After over a year of planning and coordination, NCPP was proud to host our Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA) Day 1-2 training for our Drug-Free Communities coalition in South San Francisco.  Facilitated by Brenda Armstrong of Santa Cruz County Friday Night Live (FNL) and Community United to Reduce Bingeing (CURB), the CMCA training provided a framework to address issues in the community around alcohol by utilizing principles of community organizing and the public health model.  Over 20 participants from various organizations attended the two day training, held at the South San Francisco Municipal building, as provided in support by our coalition partners from South San Francisco Park & Rec.  Trainees spanned the gamut from South San Francisco residents, college students, prevention professionals, San Mateo County staff from Alcohol/Other Drug/Tobacco/Nutrition departments, and even representatives of the individual organizations of Asian Youth Prevention Services (AYPS) in San Francisco.

As a team, our “homework” after receiving this first round of training is to interview over 100+ members of the South San Francisco community on their views.  We will be developing our list of leads & contacts, finalizing our interview template, and coordinating with our training participants on this “one-on-one” process.  Stay tuned in the coming months for the initial findings of this research.

The next round of CMCA trainings (Day 3-4) is planned for March 2014.  Won’t you join us and be part of the movement to make South San Francisco a safer and healthier place?

ANNOUNCEMENT: NCPP RBST Kick-Off Meeting 2013

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Please save the date for our upcoming Responsible Beverage Server Training (RBST) Informational Meeting.

When: November 7, 2013 3:30PM-5:00PM
Where: Jefferson Union High School District Office, 699 Serramonte Blvd. Daly City, CA

Please contact Mary Bier (NCPP Consultant) at (510) 364-8438 or at marykbier@gmail.com if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns.

Healthy Retailer Project 2013 Video

It’s finally uploaded!  Here is the 10 minute documentary video of our experience doing the Healthy Retailer Project over Summer 2013!  Please watch, share, and let us know what you think!

The Healthy Retailer Project is part of an effort to assess the availability and marketing of alcohol, tobacco, and food products in at least 10,000 stores across the state.  Participants are trained to use an app on their smartphone device to administer the survey, which takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.  Youth volunteers from Teens Making A Change youth council, Terra Nova high school, and San Francisco State University helped conduct 174 surveys in Daly City, Pacifica, South San Francisco, and even SFO International Airport!

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In San Mateo County, three groups participated in data collection efforts:
North County Prevention Partnership
Talauma for Tongans
South County Sheriff’s Activities League

Special Thanks to our partners who provided logistical support and supervision for our youth volunteers:
-Diana Hill from San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services’ Alcohol and Other Drug Services
-Shaunda Scruggs and Megan Griffin from the San Mateo Tobacco Education Coalition
-LisaMarie Miramontes, PhD from the Prevention Research Center
-Andrea Rufo from Project 4PLAY and Project ASAP
-John Bartolome from ODASA

The video footage was shot with an iPhone 5, and edited in iMovie.

 

THANK YOU to everyone who made this possible!!

Community Members from Pacifica and Daly City Coming Together to Learn About RBST Policy on 09-05-13

SEPT.5, 2013 (THURS): Community members living and working in Daly City and Pacifica attended NCPP’s Responsible Beverage Server Training (RBST) Policy Informational Meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to educate the community about what RBST policy is, how it is effectively working in other communities, and what it can look like in Daly City and Pacifica.Attendees also participated in rich discussion.

Representatives from the City of Pacifica Council, City of Daly City Council, Pacifica Police Department, Daly City Police Department, Daly City Youth Health Center, Parent Teacher Student Association, Asian American Recovery Services, Jefferson Union High School District, Prevention Research Center, Teens Making a Change Youth Council, and other community members were present.

LisaMarie Miramontes, PhD. (Prevention Research Center) engaging in a group discussion with Jeremy Curimao (Teens Making a Change Youth Council)

By 2015, NCPP seeks to pass a mandatory RBST policy in both Daly City and Pacifica which would allow alcohol merchants to be trained on the laws and policies revolving around serving to minors and obviously intoxicated individuals.

In order to make that happen, the partnership is aware that it is important to work with everyone in the community, which includes alcohol merchants, parents, police departments, city councilmembers, youth, the media, and more.

Passing a mandatory RBST policy affects everyone. NCPP hopes to bring a group of people together to ensure that the policy we work on brings positive change.

NCPP will be having a “Policy Workgroup Kick-Off Meeting,” on November 7, 2013 from 3:30PM-5:00PM at the Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD) Office in Room 226.

If you would like to get involved, please contact Mary Bier, NCPP Consultant, at marykbier@gmail.com