Healthy & Livable Pittsburg Collaborative
What is the Healthy and Livable Collaborative?
The Healthy and Livable Pittsburg Collaborative (HLPC) brings together community partners to launch a plan of action for improving the health outcomes of Pittsburg residents who are most at-risk for obesity and chronic diseases. The City of Pittsburg has a long history of working with community stakeholders to improve health among its residents, including local partnerships focusing on prevention and healthy living.
HLPC seeks to achieve four overarching goals:
- Strengthen the capacity of Pittsburg community organizations and residents to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles
- Decrease consumption of non-nutritious foods and beverages
- Increase fruit, vegetables, and healthy beverage consumption
- Increase physical activity
Members of the HLPC Steering Committee
Members of the HLPC Steering Committee include: Office of Supervisor Federal Glover, City of Pittsburg, Bike East Bay, Center for Human Development, Contra Costa Health Ministries Network, First 5 Contra Costa, Healthy and Active Before 5, Healthy Hearts Institute, John Muir Health, Kaiser Permanente, La Clinica de La Raza, Los Medanos Community Healthcare District, Pittsburg Unified School District, Wellness City Challenge, Bike East Bay, and Contra Costa Health Services.
Healthy & Livable Pittsburg - Community Action Plan
HLPC engaged in a robust community engagement process to develop a community action plan which includes five long-term outcomes focused on nutrition and health education, physical activity, community engagement, physical environment and policy.
East Contra Costa Data Report
In May 2013, Contra Costa Health Services released a data report identifying the leading drivers of health disparities and high rates of chronic diseases in Bay Point, Pittsburg, and Antioch. As a result of the data, it was clear to numerous stakeholders that a collective effort was needed, and that by coordinating local efforts, sharing resources, and starting new initiatives, a significant positive impact can be made on the health of Pittsburg residents. Soon after the report's release, the Healthy and Livable Pittsburg Collaborative was formed.
HLPC has received support from Kaiser Permanente, The San Francisco Foundation and John Muir Health
Director, Community Wellness and Prevention Program