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Go For Health! Collaborative

Initiated in 2004, Go for Health! (GFH) is a collaborative that brings together over 30 agencies to reduce obesity in Santa Cruz County. Our community agencies address obesity prevention through: garden education, food security, health and wellness, parent education, safe and active transportation, youth leadership, and more.

Our Vision: A thriving and equitable community that supports a healthy lifestyle

Our Mission: Go for Health! Supports education, policies, systems and environmental changes to reduce obesity by promoting healthy eating and active living for all.

Each year we prioritize activities towards our goal. For 2018, Family Wellness is our overall initiative. While each agency continues their unique work, four GFH task teams address our 2018 priorities.

  • Visit us at on Facebook @GoforhealthSCC or
    contact, 831-454-7558.
  • We welcome your voice and participation at our bi-monthly, working meetings:
    9-11 AM on the 4th Wednesday of every other month (Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.)
    at the Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust 85 Nielson Road, Watsonville, CA 95076

2018 Task Teams

Wellness Advocates: Supports wellness policy work in schools, afterschool programs, and community organizations for a broad impact on health throughout our county
Family Engagement: Strives to increase parent leadership in the community and in obesity prevention efforts
Collaboration/Mapping: Identifies community assets to address gaps, avoid duplicating work, and maximize the collective efforts of diverse agencies towards obesity prevention
Collaboration/Messaging: Promotes county-wide health messaging, and networking opportunities within GFH to strengthen our reach

Who We Are

5210+/CruzMed Foundation
Bike Santa Cruz
Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey
Central Coast Alliance for Health
Central Coast YMCA
Community Bridges
County of Santa Cruz:
Child Health & Disability Prevention
Community Health Education
Dairy Council of California
Ecology Action
East Cliff Family Health Center
First 5 Santa Cruz County
Girl Scouts of CCC
Healthy Start - PVUSD
Life Lab
Live Earth Farm Discovery
Live Oak District Food Service
Mesa Verde Gardens
Nourishing Generations
Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust
Pajaro Valley Unified District Food Service
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Positive Discipline
Santa Cruz City District Food Service
Salud Para la Gente
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County
Soquel Union District Food Service
Triple P Positive Parenting Program
United Way of Santa Cruz County
UC Santa Cruz
Watsonville Parks & Community Services
WIC Santa Cruz County

* New members may be missing from this list


Questions About SNAP Ed??

To Schedule a Nutrition Education Presentation

Send us an email

Office Location
and Mailing Address:
1070 Emeline Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
FAX: (831) 454-5048