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Play is Under Threat

Early this week we read this piece by Dr. Diane Levin, Professor of Early Childhood Education at Wheelock College in Boston, published by Community Playthings. Dr. Levin aptly asks “What has Happened to Play?” We knew that play has been on the decline at home for some time now.[i] Television, video games, and the internet Continue reading

photo courtesy of Central County Regional Group

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

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Approximately one-third of children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for life-threatening and costly health problems like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The problem is not distributed evenly across the population: childhood obesity among preschoolers is more prevalent among children of color and Continue reading

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New Healthy Policy: Bike Concord

In this new series, we will feature organizations that have recently passed healthy policies through our Pledge the Practice, Pass the Policy program. Before we get started, we’d like to recognize all of our partners who have passed healthy policies so far in 2016: Richmond Main Street – Tap Water Promotion Policy Pogo Park –  Healthy Food and Beverage Policy Bike Continue reading