Campaign Teams

When Healthy Contra Costa’s Campaign Teams come together, collective action is our secret sauce. Bringing together all partners and sectors that work on addressing the root causes of institutional racism and resulting inequities.

Campaign teams are at the core of Healthy Contra Costa work. Monthly meetings are meant to be a space for resident leaders (adults and youth), organizational partners, and systems partners to discuss, strategize, and execute different campaigns. Each team focuses on a specific priority area for Healthy Contra Costa , and how to address policy issues impacting their community. Every month, we host collective tables that bring together three key groups; Residents, Partner Organizations, and Governing System’s for each of the 3 policy areas (Economy, Education, and Health). We work with systems and foundations, it allows for a unique process to leverage resources, of public and private funds, to support the change we want to create.

Campaign teams meet monthly as a large group. Meetings are where we co-design our strategies and leverage the strengths each resident and partner brings to the collective. The Healthy Contra Costa backbone team coordinates working discussions, group activities, or presentations for each meeting and are scheduled to advance our advocacy move the work of that team along.

Human beings have a tremendous capacity to solve complex problems when they work together. It means recognizing each other’s strengths and allowing each organization to do the work that they do best, with a common vision. In our teams, our “common vision” can evolve into a campaign, and can take many forms. Whether it be a parent-led video as part of a narrative strategy or a government task force that is defined by community leadership, campaigns are what align each entity at the table and keeps our team grounded.


Collaborative work is very complex. We have to make room for each other, as individuals and as organizations. In order to work well together, we all need to remember that each organization at the table is there for its own organizational reason, has not only it’s own area of expertise, but also it’s own mission, vision, culture, and capacity.

Healthy Contra Costa Action Teams guide the collective efforts between Healthy Contra Costa’s Campaign Teams, Advisory Council and Resident Leadership Team. Partners to turn the priorities for our community into a reality through a number of small and large scale “campaigns”. Our Campaign Teams provide a space for Healthy Contra Costa partners to band together to achieve common goals. Other key strategies include creating strategic alliances, moving on immediate systems or policy initiatives, building capacity to use data-driven demands, creating pathways for resident participation and leadership, and strengthening the network of Healthy Contra Costa’s  partners. Campaigns are grounded in three key concepts: Resident Leadership, Narrative Control, and Policy Advocacy: Click Here to learn more about CAMPAIGNS.

The Campaign Planning tool offers a system to answer the following questions:
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