Welcome Chelsea Rae!

Healthy & Active Before 5 has a new Program Associate! We are excited to welcome Chelsea Rae Sudweeks to our team. Most recently, Chelsea Rae worked at Planned Parenthood as a volunteer coordinator and health educator. She also led a program that connected teenage mothers with education and resources in the community. As Program Associate, Chelsea Continue reading

Message from our Chair

Dear Leadership Council members and community partners, In 2018, Healthy & Active Before 5 continued to make progress toward our vision of a Contra Costa where all children are free to learn, play, and grow in strong, healthy, equitable communities. From supporting breastfeeding in the workplace with mini-grant funds to advocating for parks improvements in Bay Continue reading

2018 Accomplishments

Healthy & Active Before 5 is proud to share some highlights of our work in 2018! HAB45 continued to make healthy choices the default choices in community settings with the Pledge the Practice, Pass the Policy initiative. 4 Contra Costa agencies received mini-grants for healthy policies through HAB45’s Pledge the Practice, Pass the Policy Program, Continue reading

The First 5 Years of Life, Critical to Health Equity

In May 2018, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a report entitled, “Early Childhood is Critical to Health Equity.”  As defined in the report, health equity means that “everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.” As stated in this report, it says that the conditions in the first five years Continue reading