Healthy & Active Before 5

Healthy & Active Before 5 Healthy & Active Before 5 (HAB45) was founded in 2007. We are a Contra Costa County collaborative that advances health equity through local policy and environmental changes to support the health and well-being of children ages 0-5 and their families.

Good nutrition and regular physical activity are fundamental to promoting healthy growth and development in young children. Establishing healthy habits early helps prevent chronic disease in future years. To help ensure all Contra Costa County children get healthy start in life, Kaiser Permanente, First 5 Contra Costa, the Contra Costa Child Care Council and Families CAN have joined together with

Good nutrition and regular physical activity are fundamental to promoting healthy growth and development in young children. Establishing healthy habits early helps prevent chronic disease in future years. To help ensure all Contra Costa County children get healthy start in life, Kaiser Permanente, First 5 Contra Costa, the Contra Costa Child Care Council and Families CAN have joined together with

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With the eviction moratorium expiring today, many families have questions about what happens next. Here's a primer from ...
09/30/2021

With the eviction moratorium expiring today, many families have questions about what happens next. Here's a primer from our friends at Ensuring Opportunity Campaign to End Poverty in Contra Costa County. You can still apply for rental assistance funds for rent owed before September 30th, and anyone who receives an eviction notice should seek legal help ASAP.

#ContraCosta families can still apply for rental assistance, even after the eviction moratorium expires on September 30t...
09/24/2021

#ContraCosta families can still apply for rental assistance, even after the eviction moratorium expires on September 30th. Eligible tenants can have up to 18 months of back rent paid! Visit HousingIsKey.com to learn more and apply.

Learn more about the state's rental assistance program today! Eligible families can have 100% of rent and utilities paid...
09/16/2021

Learn more about the state's rental assistance program today! Eligible families can have 100% of rent and utilities paid for up to 18 months.

We need help from our partners who serve and speak with families every day. It continues...many low-income families don'...
09/07/2021
Housing Advocacy

We need help from our partners who serve and speak with families every day. It continues...many low-income families don't know about the California Rental Assistance Program. They could be at risk of losing their housing when protections expire at the end of SEPTEMBER!

We have compiled a toolkit with social media images, flyers in multiple languages, and sample language for email or text to make getting the message out easy. Take a peek and SPREAD THE WORD TODAY!

First 5 Contra Costa
Contra Costa Health Services
CocoKids nonprofit
La Clínica de La Raza
#ContraCostaWIC

Housing is one of the most important social determinants of health ( for young children and their families. As part of our mission to advance health equity, Healthy & Active Before 5 hopes to …

Su familia puede ser eligible para recibir apoyo económico para pagar la renta y utilidades. ¡Verifique eligibilidad, ap...
09/03/2021

Su familia puede ser eligible para recibir apoyo económico para pagar la renta y utilidades. ¡Verifique eligibilidad, aplique, y encuentre recursos HOY¡ www.HousingIsKey.com

First 5 Contra Costa
Contra Costa Health Services
CocoKids nonprofit
La Clínica de La Raza
#ContraCostaWIC

Su familia puede ser eligible para recibir apoyo económico para pagar la renta y utilidades. ¡Verifique eligibilidad, aplique, y encuentre recursos HOY¡ www.HousingIsKey.com

First 5 Contra Costa
Contra Costa Health Services
CocoKids nonprofit
La Clínica de La Raza
#ContraCostaWIC

#ContraCosta families are at risk of eviction due to the pandemic, but help is on the way! California’s Emergency Rental...
08/27/2021

#ContraCosta families are at risk of eviction due to the pandemic, but help is on the way! California’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program will pay 100% of eligible tenants’ rent and utilities for up to one year.

The application is easy to submit online, and local organizations are available to help. Visit housingiskey.com to learn more, and see if you qualify at https://housing.ca.gov/tenant/eligibilityquiz.html.

First 5 Contra Costa
Contra Costa Health Services
CocoKids nonprofit
La Clínica de La Raza
#ContraCostaWIC

#ContraCosta families are at risk of eviction due to the pandemic, but help is on the way! California’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program will pay 100% of eligible tenants’ rent and utilities for up to one year.

The application is easy to submit online, and local organizations are available to help. Visit housingiskey.com to learn more, and see if you qualify at https://housing.ca.gov/tenant/eligibilityquiz.html.

First 5 Contra Costa
Contra Costa Health Services
CocoKids nonprofit
La Clínica de La Raza
#ContraCostaWIC

Thousands of families are at risk of losing their homes due to COVID hardship. Good news - California's rental assistanc...
08/17/2021

Thousands of families are at risk of losing their homes due to COVID hardship. Good news - California's rental assistance program will cover 100% of rent and utilities owed! Help us spread the word to #ContraCosta families, and learn more at www.housing.ca.gov #HousingIsKey

Thousands of families are at risk of losing their homes due to COVID hardship. Good news - California's rental assistance program will cover 100% of rent and utilities owed! Help us spread the word to #ContraCosta families, and learn more at www.housing.ca.gov #HousingIsKey

It be can difficult to determine fact from fiction these days. Let’s help our #ContraCosta community know the difference...
08/12/2021

It be can difficult to determine fact from fiction these days. Let’s help our #ContraCosta community know the difference by sharing this free resource from John Muir Health and Permanent Kaiser: GetAnswersContraCosta.org

Al hablar con amigos y miembros de la familia sobre la vacunación contra el COVID-19, hay que separar los hechos de los mitos, pero puede ser difícil saber cuáles fuentes de información son confiables. Consulte este recurso gratuito de John Muir Health y Kaiser Permanente: GetAnswersContraCosta.org/es

It's #WorldBreatfeedingWeek, and WIC is celebrating #ContraCosta moms and babies this Thursday! Did you know breastmilk ...
08/03/2021

It's #WorldBreatfeedingWeek, and WIC is celebrating #ContraCosta moms and babies this Thursday! Did you know breastmilk is the optimal food for the growth and development of infants? Additionally, breastfed infants are less likely to become ill. Join the fun (and don't forget to wear your masks)!

Our WIC Program is hosting an afternoon World Breastfeeding Week celebration with breastfeeding classes, community resource tables, and children’s activities. The theme is "Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility."

Join us in celebrating moms and babies in West Contra Costa and promoting breastfeeding as the first food for healthy families and communities.

Black mothers, babies, and families deserve to be healthy, safe and supported throughout their birth journey and lives. ...
07/30/2021

Black mothers, babies, and families deserve to be healthy, safe and supported throughout their birth journey and lives. YOU have a role to play whether you’re a healthcare professional, policymaker, or community member. Join #DeliverBirthJustice to show upfront in the fight for racial justice in #ContraCosta. Visit deliverbirthjustice.org to find resources, share your story, and take action TODAY!

Black mothers, babies, and families deserve to be healthy, safe and supported throughout their birth journey and lives. YOU have a role to play whether you’re a healthcare professional, policymaker, or community member. Join #DeliverBirthJustice to show upfront in the fight for racial justice in #ContraCosta. Visit deliverbirthjustice.org to find resources, share your story, and take action TODAY!

Yesterday, five Bay Area counties joined together to launch the #DeliverBirthJustice campaign. Join us and put birth jus...
07/23/2021

Yesterday, five Bay Area counties joined together to launch the #DeliverBirthJustice campaign. Join us and put birth justice front and center in the fight for racial justice in #ContraCosta. Go to deliverbirthjustice.org to find resources, share your story, and take action!

Yesterday, five Bay Area counties joined together to launch the #DeliverBirthJustice campaign. Join us and put birth justice front and center in the fight for racial justice in #ContraCosta. Go to deliverbirthjustice.org to find resources, share your story, and take action!

The state's program has the advantage of paying past-due rents starting from April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021. Quali...
07/21/2021
Contra Costa County celebrates streamlined COVID-19 Rent Relief program - Shelter Inc.

The state's program has the advantage of paying past-due rents starting from April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021. Qualifying renters and landlords are now eligible for 100% of rent and utilities owed!

SHELTER, Inc. has proudly served as part of the California COVID-19 Rent Relief program, which has provided monetary assistance to at-risk families and individuals during the pandemic. Several aspects of that program have been streamlined of late thanks to a close partnership with Contra Costa Count...

Today is the last day to participate in #AntiochChange! Residents may share their vital community concerns and needs by ...
06/30/2021

Today is the last day to participate in #AntiochChange! Residents may share their vital community concerns and needs by completing the short survey. Thank you to our partners who previously spread the word. Your help contributed to the final picture for changes!

SPREAD THE WORD! When you share the Antioch CHANGE survey with Antioch residents, you help paint a more complete picture of the current community’s housing needs and experiences. Fill out the survey today!

#AntiochCHANGE #CAMBIOenAntioch

East County Regional Group - ECRG
Antioch First 5 Center
Healthy & Active Before 5
Urban Habitat

Affordable and safe housing is essential for children and families to thrive. Antioch families, complete the #AntiochCHA...
06/14/2021

Affordable and safe housing is essential for children and families to thrive. Antioch families, complete the #AntiochCHANGE survey and share what you need for you and your community!

All children need safe, secure, and affordable housing to thrive. Antioch families, share your story and ideas for better housing. Fill out the Antioch CHANGE survey today!

#AntiochCHANGE #CAMBIOenAntioch

East County Regional Group - ECRG
Antioch First 5 Center
Healthy & Active Before 5
Urban Habitat

We are helping spread the word for #AntiochCHANGE. Can we count on our incredible partners to do the same? Let's work to...
05/24/2021

We are helping spread the word for #AntiochCHANGE. Can we count on our incredible partners to do the same? Let's work together for safe, secure, and equitable housing.

¡DIFUNDIR LA PALABRA! Cuando comparte la encuesta Antioch CHANGE con los residentes de Antioch, ayuda a pintar una imagen más completa de las necesidades y experiencias de vivienda de la comunidad actual. ¡Complete la encuesta hoy! #AntiochCHANGE #CAMBIOenAntioch

East County Regional Group - ECRG
Antioch First 5 Center
Healthy & Active Before 5
Urban Habitat

We are thrilled with the amount of Antioch residents responding to #AntiochCHANGE. Let’s continue the momentum. Everyone...
05/17/2021

We are thrilled with the amount of Antioch residents responding to #AntiochCHANGE. Let’s continue the momentum. Everyone deserves safe, affordable, and secure housing. Share the survey, and let’s work to make it happen!

Antioch residents, when it comes to safe, affordable, and secure housing, you know what your community needs best! Fill out our survey and share your stories and ideas for better housing in Antioch. #AntiochCHANGE #CAMBIOenAntioch

East County Regional Group - ECRG
Antioch First 5 Center
Healthy & Active Before 5
Urban Habitat

#ContraCosta deserves to have a say on how best to invest the millions in revenues from #MeasureX each year. Spread the ...
05/12/2021

#ContraCosta deserves to have a say on how best to invest the millions in revenues from #MeasureX each year. Spread the word with your partners so our community members can give public comment. MAKE OUR VOICES COUNT! 📢

Zoom Link: https://cccounty-us.zoom.us/j/81176769191

Have you heard about Antioch Change? Antioch residents can share their vision and opinions to create more equitable hous...
05/10/2021

Have you heard about Antioch Change? Antioch residents can share their vision and opinions to create more equitable housing. Fill out our survey and be a part of the change! #AntiochCHANGE #CAMBIOenAntioch

Todos los niños necesitan una vivienda segura y asequible para prosperar. Familias de Antioch, compartan su historia e ideas para una mejor vivienda. ¡Complete la encuesta hoy! #AntiochCHANGE #CAMBIOenAntioch

East County Regional Group - ECRG
Antioch First 5 Center
Healthy & Active Before 5
Urban Habitat

White Pony Express is planning a Celebration of Giving on May 1st!  They will host a free drive-thru giveaway for up to ...
04/29/2021

White Pony Express is planning a Celebration of Giving on May 1st! They will host a free drive-thru giveaway for up to 500 families. Items include groceries, clothing, and games accompanied by music, flowers, and streamer dancers. The event will adhere to all State and local regulations and recommendations with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. Spread the word!

Our Leadership Convening is right around the corner! We'll hear from a powerhouse panel of experts from Congress member ...
04/23/2021
HAB45 Leadership Council Convening

Our Leadership Convening is right around the corner! We'll hear from a powerhouse panel of experts from Congress member Rep. Mark DeSaulnier's office, 211 Contra Costa, and East Bay Housing Organizations/Raise the Roof Concord. Don’t forget to register and join us on April 24th from 10AM – 12PM.

Register NOW: https://tinyurl.com/yu9ypfw7

Our semi-annual convening of Contra Costa organizations, service providers, and other partners in advancing health equity for young children

It's that time again! Join us on April 24th from 10AM – 12PM to convene our multi-sector Leadership Council. We will lea...
04/13/2021
HAB45 Leadership Council Convening

It's that time again! Join us on April 24th from 10AM – 12PM to convene our multi-sector Leadership Council. We will learn the status of current pandemic-related benefits and protections, what happens next, and work with colleagues to identify new ways to serve and advocate for #ContraCosta families.

Register for free TODAY, and you'll receive an email with the Zoom details. We look forward to "seeing" all our fantastic partners this month!

Our semi-annual convening of Contra Costa organizations, service providers, and other partners in advancing health equity for young children

#ContraCostaCounty has been hit hard by the pandemic. #Antioch families can earn a gift card by answering this CHANGE su...
04/10/2021

#ContraCostaCounty has been hit hard by the pandemic. #Antioch families can earn a gift card by answering this CHANGE survey. Use this free resource to support our community and secure housing for local families. Please visit the website and share with your partners. A community focused on children’s security is a community focused on the future!

All children need safe, secure and affordable housing to thrive. Antioch families, share your story and ideas for better housing.

Fill out the Antioch CHANGE survey today! bit.ly/AntiochCHANGE

#AntiochCHANGE #CAMBIOenAntioch
East County Regional Group - ECRG
Antioch First 5 Center
Healthy & Active Before 5
Urban Habitat

Soda consumption is tied to increased risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, liver disease, and other chronic diseases...
03/29/2021
Stand Up to Big Soda: Give the Power Back to Communities to Invest in Health - Public Health Institute

Soda consumption is tied to increased risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, liver disease, and other chronic diseases. #AB1163 would restore the right of cities and counties to have the option to pass sugary drink taxes. Right now, it is sitting in the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee. Send an email to show your support and urge for a hearing TODAY!

Take Action: https://tinyurl.com/m6vh45cp

As communities across the state are reeling from the devastating impacts of COVID on health and economies, they should be able to make the best…

#HelpMeGrow is the leading effort of First 5 Contra Costa to promote and support effective early identification and inte...
03/22/2021

#HelpMeGrow is the leading effort of First 5 Contra Costa to promote and support effective early identification and intervention systems for special needs children. Parents can have their everyday questions answered about their children from birth to age 5 at any time. Call 2-1-1 or text hmgcoco to 898211 for more information!

#HelpMeGrow is the leading effort of First 5 Contra Costa to promote and support effective early identification and intervention systems for special needs children. Parents can have their everyday questions answered about their children from birth to age 5 at any time. Call 2-1-1 or text hmgcoco to 898211 for more information!

Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines? La Clínica de La Raza invites us to learn together, ask questions and clarif...
03/16/2021

Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines? La Clínica de La Raza invites us to learn together, ask questions and clarify the doubts and concerns we may have regarding the vaccines. Knowledge is power!

Don’t have housing or a stable address? WIC is committed to serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. ...
03/12/2021

Don’t have housing or a stable address? WIC is committed to serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. They offer shelf-stable foods for people who do not have access to a kitchen or fridge. With the Contra Costa Health Services #CaliforniaWICcard, families can buy what they need. Need help now? Visit www.MyFamily.WIC.ca.gov to find the nearest WIC office, or dial 2-1-1 for help with finding housing, shelter, or staying in your home!

#MeasureX will bring in an estimated $100 million per year to fund much-needed services to help #ContraCosta residents t...
03/09/2021

#MeasureX will bring in an estimated $100 million per year to fund much-needed services to help #ContraCosta residents thrive. Community input into how to invest these funds is vitally important! The Measure X Community Advisory Board is seeking a diverse mix of residents, service providers, labor, advocates, and other stakeholders to fill the 17 seats. Applications are due this Thursday, March 11 at 5:00 pm. Share and apply today!

https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/7913/Measure-X
Application: https://tinyurl.com/rr7xprs7

03/08/2021

As spring approaches, let's continue to keep our children and families healthy. Keep up the safe practices, #ContraCostaCommunity!

Let's work hard to get families their max #TaxRefund. With tax credits like the #CalEITC & #YCTC, families can get cash ...
02/26/2021

Let's work hard to get families their max #TaxRefund. With tax credits like the #CalEITC & #YCTC, families can get cash for food, transportation, or whatever they need most!

Made less than $30,000 last year? Have a child under 6? Filing with an ITIN? You may qualify for cash-back tax credits like CalEITC and YCTC. Free virtual tax prep assistance is available during COVID-19.

Visit https://buff.ly/2uUkTTd to get started

Immigrants families who file taxes can now earn cash from the #CalEITC tax credit for the first time! This money can be ...
02/11/2021

Immigrants families who file taxes can now earn cash from the #CalEITC tax credit for the first time! This money can be used to pay for anything. To learn more and find free, safe help with filing taxes, visit www.CalEITC4Me.org.

¡Usted podría ser elegible!

Visite Cal EITC 4 Me para averiguar si califica para CalEITC y descubra recursos adicionales: https://buff.ly/3pOLpbk

Being a working parent of young kids is tough, especially during a pandemic. There’s good news! Parents who earn $30,000...
02/04/2021

Being a working parent of young kids is tough, especially during a pandemic. There’s good news! Parents who earn $30,000 or less a year probably qualify for a cashback #TaxRefund. Find out how the #CalEITC and #YCTC can put money back in families' pockets.

Do you have a child under age 6? You may qualify for the Young Child Tax Credit & CalEITC, a cash-back tax credit based on your income. You earned it, now claim it!

Check out the tax calculator to see how much you could get back: https://buff.ly/38X20Uo

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Healthy & Active Before 5 is a Contra Costa County collaborative that advances health equity through local policy and environmental changes to support the health and well-being of children ages 0-5 and their families

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