Excessive Heat Warning Affecting Contra Costa County

Excessive Heat Warning Affecting Contra Costa County

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) recommends that everyone take steps to stay safe and healthy in the hot weather, with triple-digit temperatures throughout much of the county today and Thursday.  The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through 8 p.m. Thursday for parts of Contra Costa, with forecasted temperatures as high as 106 […]

CCRMC Recognized for Cancer Care 

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center’s (CCRMC) Cancer Program has received the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. CCRMC was the only hospital in California to win the prestigious award this year. The Chicago-based Commission on Cancer recognizes accredited cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to […]

Breastfeeding support for Latina mothers in Concord

Local health promotion organizations are teaming up to improve breastfeeding support and education in the Latino community by training more Spanish-speaking peer counselors. The effort—a collaboration between Healthy & Active Before 5 (HAB45), Contra Costa Health Services’ Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, and Monument Impact—is training  Spanish-speaking community health advocates or “promotoras” to provide […]