Youth Health Workers

Youth Health Workers at Hercules High School

Youth Health Workers at Hercules High School

Building on the strengths of our past youth engagement work, CSHA is supporting the planning and implementation of a Youth Health Worker (YHW) Curriculum in six comprehensive school-based health centers in West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) high schools.

CSHA believes that school-based health centers are well-positioned to coordinate theirefforts with existing health career workforce programs in
their communities to promote health career pathways to underrepresented groups. SBHCs work closely with those who are underserved and offer opportunities for students interested in the health field.

Youth Health Workers (1)The YHW curriculum functions to train young people in public health concepts and link them to health career pathways. This project will build upon the robust health career pathways work happening in West Contra Costa by building the capacity of school-based health centers.

Click here for the Youth Health Worker Program summary and stay tuned for our updated curriculum coming Summer 2016!