Wellness and Prevention

Communities Putting Prevention to Work

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group has advocated for policies that will reduce the effects of obesity and tobacco use in Santa Clara County through partnerships and involvement in programs like the CDC/Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant. The CDC/ Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant will focus on prevention as a primary way to curb skyrocketing premiums. The Leadership Group has assisted Santa Clara County to obtain a grant of $6.9 million for tobacco reduction efforts and $3.6 million for obesity reduction and has worked with coalition members to get cities to adopt stricter tobacco policies.