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

We’re hiring!

Healthy & Active Before 5 is seeking a passionate, motivated advocate for children’s health equity to serve as Program Associate! A full description of the position is below. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to hiring.hab45@gmail.com   Job Title: Program Associate: Healthy & Active Before 5 Department: Nutrition Reports To: HAB45 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