The goal of CCC Health & Wellness is to support the 114 CCC colleges in identifying, implementing, and sustaining strategies for addressing student health, mental health, wellness, and basic needs.
This website is designed to help CCC leadership, faculty, staff, and students share best practices, collaborate, and develop innovative services and policies.
CCC Health & Wellness is a partnership between the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) and the Foundation for California Community Colleges (Foundation), with a portion of funding provided by California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA). The Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS) provides training, resource development, and technical support to the CCCCO and Foundation to build CCC system capacity.
The California Community Colleges Student Mental Health Program (CCC SMHP) launched in October 2011 as one of several Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) initiatives funded by the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63) and implemented by the CalMHSA. CalMHSA is an organization of California counties working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.
Phase I focused on PEI strategies to address the mental health needs of students and to advance the collaboration between educational settings, county services, and the community.
Phase I CCC SMHP Program Components:
- Training and Technical Assistance
- Suicide Prevention Training for Faculty, Staff, and Students
- Campus Based Grants
- Program Evaluation
Phase I Accomplishments:
- CCC Student Mental Health Program Report: 2012-2015 – PDF
- CCC Student Mental Health Program Partner Summary of Evaluation Findings April 30, 2014 – PDF
- Final Evaluation Report (May 2015)
- Final Evaluation Report Appendices (May 2015)
In April 2015, CalMHSA awarded Phase II CCC SMHP funding focused on three strategies:
- Broadly market and disseminate Each Mind Matters (EMM) resources and tools.
- Provide TTA to increase local adoption and promotion of existing and customized EMM tools and resources.
- Leverage existing regional networks to increase college and partner engagement in CCC SMHP and EMM efforts.
CalMHSA continued support of CCC SMHP with Phase III funding in 2017. The CCCCO contributed additional funding to enhance program efforts and initiatives focused on student health, wellness, and basic needs.