Our Public Policy Agenda

Healthy & Active Before 5 (HAB45) works with its partners to advocate for policies that support young children and families in Contra Costa. The HAB45 Executive Committee has collabora­tively deter­mined its top priority areas that shape the HAB45 Public Policy Agenda: Promote Land Use & Parks Policies that Expand Physical Activity Opportunities: Access to safe Continue reading

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What Makes a Great Lactation Space?

By California law, all employers must provide a reasonable amount of break time and provide a private space other than a toilet stall, close to the employee’s work area, to accommodate an employee desiring to express breastmilk. In creating their breastfeeding room, The Contra Costa Child Care Council has gone far above and beyond these Continue reading

Breastfeeding Promotion

We support and promote breastfeeding and the use of breastmilk as the normal way to feed infants, for at least the first year of life. Breastfeeding mothers and babies benefit when their environments, homes, public spaces, and workplaces accommodate and encourage breastfeeding. There is strong evidence that factors in breast milk protect infants from a Continue reading