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 part of our Leadership Council. Together, we are working towards solutions that will ensure that all families have a safe and affordable place to call home.
If you are interested in learning more about the relationship between housing and health, check out some of these reports and other resources:
Here are some of the organizations who are leading the housing fight and providing vital services in our region. We encourage you to sign up for updates!
Our May 2018 Leadership Council convening focused on challenges and opportunities for housing families in Contra Costa. Presentation materials from our fabulous speakers can be downloaded below by clicking on the link/title:
If you would like HAB45 to provide more specific resources or conduct a staff training, please let us know. Here’s the link to contact us!
We will continue to keep our Leadership Council informed about opportunities to take action on this critical issue. If you’re not already on the list, join us!