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

Housing Advocacy

Housing is one of the most important social determinants of health (https://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/issue_briefs/2011/rwjf70451) for young children and their families.  As part of our mission to advance health equity, Healthy & Active Before 5 hopes to serve as a link between local housing advocates and the broader network of service providers, non-profits, and community members who are Continue reading

Housing for Contra Costa Families – Spring 2018 Leadership Council Convening

Our Spring 2018 Leadership Council Convening was a huge success! Based on input from our members and other partners, we decided to focus on the current housing crisis and its impact on families. At our last convening, one of the groups created this beautiful prototype of what a community that supported health and affordable housing would look Continue reading

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