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Tools and Resources

The CalFresh Healthy Living Evaluation Unit at the Nutrition Policy Institute provides technical assistance to Local Health Departments through direct request support, job aid and video tutorial development, and hosting trainings. 

Access the following

Retail Reach Web-tool: Use this GIS map-based tool to obtain estimates of reach at retail sites with PSE or Indirect Education interventions.

PEARS Site Search Tool: Use this tool to:

  • See if your site is in PEARS
  • Find your PEARS Site ID
  • Identify if there are issues with your site in PEARS

Forms to get assistance: Here you will find request forms for adding new PEARS users and for managing PEARS sites.

PEARS reporting job aids: Here you can access links to job aids from CDSS and others developed by our team at NPI on:

  • organization-level and community-level PSEs,
  • NPI's retail reach tool,
  • naming your direct education intervention,
  • reporting site information for indirect education, and
  • how to enter special events like an RYD Day of Action or a Healthy Snack Day of Action.