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Health Advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 4 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating an incident at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. A health advisory has been issued for the area of Pittsburg and Antioch because an incident at the Dow Chemical Plant in Pittsburg could affect individuals with respiratory sensitivities. Most people will not be affected. Eye, skin, nose or throat irritation may be possible for some people in the affected area. CWS alert: More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Healthy & Livable Pittsburg

Por una ciudad sana y habitable

Pittsburg HEAP

The Community Wellness and Prevention Program at Contra Costa Health Services compiled a data report, Health Indicators and Environmental Factors Related to Obesity for Antioch, Bay Point and Pittsburg to guide planning and implementation efforts for a Healthy & Livable Pittsburg Project.

The goals of Healthy & Livable Pittsburg are to:

  • 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 beverages consumption
  • Increase physical activity

The Project will work to achieve these goals in three sectors: schools, community and healthcare. Education and Policy, Systems and Environmental changes (PSE) will be the primary strategies used to achieve these goals.

The Community Wellness and Prevention Program is the coordinating agency for Healthy & Livable Pittsburg and a Steering Committee has been assembled to guide the planning process that includes the following community partners: Brighter Beginnings, California Center for Public Health Advocacy , Center for Human Development, Contra Costa Interfaith Community Supporting Organization, First Five Contra Costa, Healthy and Active Before 5, John Muir Health, Kaiser Permanente, La ClĂ­nica de La Raza, Pittsburg Unified School District, Supervisor Federal Glover's Office, the Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC), the City of Pittsburg staff and other agencies.

Kaiser Permanente and The San Francisco Foundation are currently providing partial funding to support a planning process that will result in a Community Action Plan. Funding will be sought from several sources to implement the Plan.


Tracey Rattray
Director, Community Wellness and Prevention Program
Phone: 925-313-6835