The California School-Based Health Alliance aims to improve the health and academic success of children and youth by advancing health services in schools.
Addressing Trauma in Oakland Schools
We are working with 15 school-based health centers (SBHCs) in Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) to expand and enhance their work on trauma-informed healing practices. Through this project, SBHCs will implement new ways to screen students for trauma, improve connections to care for students who are impacted by trauma, and launch new trauma-informed support groups. We are coordinating this work with Alameda County Health Care Services Agency and OUSD. Learn more.
Funded by the San Francisco Foundation
National Asthma Learning Collaborative
Eight SBHCs across the country are working to reduce students’ exposure to environmental asthma triggers through their SBHC through expert-led training sessions, opportunities for peer learning with other SBHC staff, and tools and resources to better support the asthma management and prevention needs of students with asthma.
Funded Regional Asthma Management Program, a project of the Public Health Institute
Hallways to Health
Hallways to Health is part of Kaiser’s Thriving Schools movement and promotes student-focused initiatives and workforce health. We are working to build the skills and practices required for SBHCs to facilitate improvements in health care and behavior among students, their families, and school staff.
Funded by Kaiser Permanente, through the School-Based Health Alliance
Nutrition & Wellness Student Leaders – Oakland
CSHA has partnered with Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) to provide training and support to student leaders through OUSD’s All City Council. Five SBHCs within the district focus on training youth to lead nutrition and wellness advocacy efforts on their campuses to bring student voice into decision making.
Funded by Oakland Unified School District
Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
Seven SBHCs in Northern California are developing ways to address the social determinants of health (e.g., safe housing, local healthy food markets) in their respective communities. They will identify adverse conditions and engage the community in changing them. Communities include Lower Lake, Novato, Petaluma, San Rafael, and Santa Rosa.
Funded by Partnership Health Plan
Health Care Reform Initiative
We are working to develop local models that integrate SBHCs into managed care delivery systems to capitalize on the unique strengths of school-based health around access, prevention, outreach, patient engagement, and chronic disease and case management.
Funded by the Blue Shield of California Foundation and The California Endowment
Expanding Medi-Cal in Schools
We are leading a team from California to optimize the opportunity to expand school health services provided by the recent change to the free care rule. Our team includes the Los Angeles Unified School District, the California School Nurses Organization, Harbage Consulting, HealthNet, and San Joaquin County Department of Public Health.
Funded by The California Endowment and Atlantic Philanthropies, through the School-Based Health Alliance
Increasing Awareness About Medi-Cal Expansion
As of May 2016, all low-income children and youth under age 19, regardless of immigration status, can enroll in Medi-Cal and receive ongoing coverage for regular health care. We are working with school districts in Contra Costa County to increase awareness among immigrant families of the importance and health benefits of enrolling uninsured children into full-scope Medi-Cal.
Funded by The California Endowment
West Contra Costa Unified School District – SBHC Development & Trauma-Informed Care
We have been convening staff from the eight SBHCs in West Contra Costa for seven years to support the success of these sites, in conjunction with the University of California, San Francisco, which conducts their evaluation. Stay updated.
Through a new federally funded Young Men’s Empowerment Collaborative, we will support SBHCs in promoting justice and healing among young men of color who have been victims of violence through evidence-based, trauma-informed practices.
Funded by The California Endowment and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Youth Health Workers in SBHCs
The Youth Health Workers program is strengthening the role of West Contra Costa Unified School District’s SBHCs in addressing the need for a diverse health workforce. The program is developing youth leadership, increasing health career training for young people of color, and promoting health issues chosen by program participants.
Funded by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, The San Francisco Foundation, and The California Endowment