Success of the Detroit Avenue Complete Streets Project Celebrated!

The Monument HEAL Zone‘s Complete Streets Project to improve bicycle and pedestrian access on Detroit Avenue is complete, and all the hard work culminated in a huge celebration at Meadow Homes Park last Saturday! This celebration marked the completion of a 4-year, resident-led project in which Central County Regional Group members, First 5 Contra Costa, residents, Monument Impact, Contra Costa Health Services, Bike East Continue reading

Partner Spotlight: Mt. Diablo CARES Afterschool Program

Thanks to a new healthy policy passed by a Mt. Diablo Unified School district’s Afterschool Program, over 275 kindergarteners across Central and East Contra Costa County are ensured quality opportunities for healthy eating and active play. This past fall, Mt. Diablo CARES (Collaborative for Academics Recreation and Enrichment for Students) adopted a comprehensive wellness policy Continue reading

Breastfeeding Training for Promotoras in the Monument Community

Over the past two months, Healthy & Active Before 5 (HAB45) provided a training series for Spanish-speaking community health advocates or promotoras on providing peer counseling to breastfeeding mothers, primarily in Concord’s Monument neighborhood. The local news source ConcordPatch recently ran a story on this training which you can find here. HAB45 collaborated closely with Continue reading