Action Teams & Campaigns
Action teams are at the core of Healthy Contra Costa’s work. These collective tables are meant to be a meeting space for resident leaders (adults and youth), organizational partners, and systems partners. Each action team focuses on a specific priority area for Healthy Contra Costa, and generally focuses on one system in their advocacy work, such as the city or school district.
The work taken on by each action team is usually defined as a “campaign”. Each campaign has a dedicated workgroup focusing on planning, implementation, and outreach. Each workgroup meets on a schedule determined by those participants. While there are generally 3 active campaigns, this number can vary depending on a variety of factors. Each year, $4,000 in Healthy Contra Costa’s community grant funds are allocated to at least one of the campaign projects.
The Hub Steering Committee (SC) serves as the lead entity for the Healthy Contra Costa (HCC) in developing systems for community collaboration and updating the logic model. At scale, the SC is comprised of 25 people. The Healthy Contra Costa’s SC includes representative members from all primary areas of community: municipal offices, the school district, public and private health care providers, nonprofit organizations, faith communities, businesses, and residents.
- Roles within the Healthy Contra Costa’s Steering Committee
- Participate in trainings and community engagement events
- Provide leadership for the Action Teams
- Provide a voice for community residents and leaders
- Create opportunities for resident involvement and community capacity building
- Guide the Healthy Contra Costa on shared values and principles (i.e., systems change, community building, support youth leadership)
- Develop systems and community collaborations
- Outreach to others not at the table (HCC Partners, policymakers, systems, churches) to join activities and membership in activities
- Influence Policy
- Share information about activities on website, newsletter, etc.
- Develop leadership within the SC and Healthy Contra Costa
- Review and update the HCC Logic Model
- Leveraging relationships with elected official
Kaiser Permanente (Alternate)
YES Nature to Neighborhoods
County Public Health
West Contra Costa Unified School District
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
Contra Costa County Board of Education FAConsulting
Fatima Alleyne, PhD
Office of Neighborhood Safety
Community Services Department (City of Richmond)
East Bay Center for Performing Arts
Catholic Charities of the East Bay
LifeLong Medical Care
Ensuring Opportunity Campaign
East Bay Center for Performing Arts
City Manager’s Office (City of Richmond)
The California Endowment
SUSTAINABILITY TASK FORCE
In moving forward beyond funding from The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Initiative, the HCC Sustainability Task Force (STF) has been engaged in a planning process to engage its members to identify what’s most important to sustain and define the essence of who Healthy Contra Costa is as it moves forward.
This leadership committee is made up of 5 leaders within Healthy Contra Costa. They are all required to serve on the Steering Committee or Action Teams. This group is meant to oversee the various activities within Healthy Contra Costa and receive reports on how they are progressing. They also act as a first stop for business that will either affect Healthy Contra Costa, or be endorsed by Healthy Contra Costa. They serve an important role in terms of filtering what ultimately goes before the larger Steering Committee for votes and presentation. The Executive Committee meets monthly and creates the agenda for every Steering Committee meeting. They also do preliminary reviews of all grant applications, making edits and adjustments so the Steering Committee is able to vote quickly. The Executive Committee also has the ability to vote within their smaller group to add Healthy Richmond to letters of support. Larger policy endorsements require a full steering committee vote. After clearing the Executive Committee, items that will become officially endorsed or supported by the entire hub move to the Steering Committee for discussion and voting.