How it works

Resources, tools, tips, and wisdom

To support your work, we created "School Health Works" tools, tips, and wisdom for successful school health initiatives. Whenever you see the School Health Works symbol on this website, you'll find plenty of documents and links to serve as tools to create your own initiatives for school health.

Explore the resources listed below to learn more about our school health center model and best practices, and to find tools to use in your own community.


Latino Men and Boys Program

Reclaiming identity, culture, and family through education, health, and community action


Young people creating
their own solutions.

Young African American Men's Oral History Project

Oakland's young African American men have stories to tell.

Pipeline to Health Careers

Launching the next generation of health
care leaders.

Resources & Tools

Below is an index of CHSC resource documents to download, listed by topic.

School Health Services

School Health Initiatives

How to Start and Sustain a School Health Initiative

Alameda County School Health Initiatives Framework

School Health Centers

Alameda Counter School Health Center Model

Behavioral Health in School Health Centers

Evaluation and Quality in School Health Centers

Obesity Prevention and Treatment Overview

Behavioral Health

Alameda County School-Based Behavioral Health Model

Competency Framework for District and School-Based Behavioral Health Providers

School-Based Behavioral Health Assessment

Dental Health

Dental Care in School Health Centers

Dental Screening and Case Management Guidelines

Coordination Practices

Coordination of Services Team (COST) Guide

Readiness to Learn COST Progress Report

• Building District Capacity: Transforming Student Support (to come)

• HIPPA or FERPA? A Primer on School Health Information Sharing (to come)

Equity-Immigrant Initiatives

Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth

Sanctuary and Success: Taking Action for Alameda County’s UIY

• Boys and Men of Color Report (to come)

School Climate and Culture

School Climate for Learning

Restorative Justice: A Working Guide for our Schools

• New Restorative Justice Document (to come)

• Building Resilient School Environments (to come)

Family Partnership

Family Partnership Model

Youth Leadership

Youth Development in School Health Centers

Partnering with Youth to Build Healthier School Communities

• Our Youth Development Framework (to come)

Finance and Sustainability

Smart Financing for School Health Centers

Smart Financing for School-Based Behavioral Health


• How CHSC Uses Results-Based Accountability to Measure Impact