We won an award!

In August the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced the Let’s Get Healthy California “Innovation Challenge” to engage and empower people to work together toward improving the health of their community and the state. We’re so honored to have been announced as a finalist of 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

A “Hero Award” to the Monument Crisis Center

At the 2010 Community Summit on November 5th, Healthy and Active Before 5 celebrated leaders in the community who demonstrated extra ordinary efforts toward fighting childhood obesity within Contra Costa County. The Monument Crisis Center (Concord, CA) was one such agency, recognized for their accomplishments.

A Special Thanks to Kaiser Permanente

Raise your hand if your program is being funded by Kaiser Permanente?! At the HAB45 Community Summit, everyone in the room recognized how important Kaiser Permanente has been to the fight of childhood obesity. Kaiser Permanente recognized early on the childhood obesity problem in Contra Costa and has been a generous supporter of innovative prevention Continue reading