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Park It: East Bay district seeks CDC grant to fight obesity
Inside Bay Area

Expanding its health-oriented partnerships with other public service organizations, the East Bay Regional Park District has applied for a Community Transformation Grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Grant money would be used to establish the “Get Outdoors! (GO!) Network for Kids Health,” a multiagency collaboration led by the park district.

Partners in the network would be the Oakland and West Contra Costa unified school districts, the Alameda County Office of Education, EcoVillage (a project of Earth Island Institute), Children’s Hospital & Research Center of Oakland and UC Berkeley’s Atkins Center for Weight and Health.