ALAMEDA COUNTY HEALTH CARE
SCHOOLS WITH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
HEALTHY SCHOOLS & COMMUNITIES INITIATIVES
YOUTH AND FAMILY SUPPORT PROJECTS
Impact: Measuring Progress
Together with our partners, we have significantly expanded access to high-quality health and wellness supports over nearly two decades.
We began as the School Health Services Coalition in 1996 with four school health centers. Today, as the Center for Healthy Schools and Communities, we impact thousands of students and families across Alameda County through programs and initiatives that support the whole child.
Improved Access to Health Care
- 13,017 students received care through school health centers in 2013-2014.
- Over 1/3 of students came to a school health center without a medical home or dental provider and were linked to care.
- 11,308 students were assessed for wraparound academic, health, and wellness needs through Coordination of Services Teams (COST) in 2013-2014.
- 2,952 family members have been connected to health coverage through new school district family resource centers between 2013 and 2015.
- Over 500 clinicians, counselors, and educators were trained in strategies to support students’ social emotional wellness in 2013-14.
Improved Health and Education Outcomes
- 9 out of 10 school health center users ate better and/or exercised more.
- 8 out of 10 school health center users felt the school health center helped them do better in school.
- Over 80% of students reported they were doing better in school and were better able to cope when things went wrong after participating in behavioral health services.
Learn more about our results framework and program evaluations.