The system’s latest mental health initiative, the California Community Colleges Student Wellness Ambassadors Program, trains students to serve as advocates for their peers’ mental health and wellness. Funded by CalMHSA, the 2017-2018 ambassador cohort of 17 students hosted events, tabled, and conducted outreach to more than 20,000 students across the system. This year, 20 new ambassadors were selected from over 200 applicants to continue the work.
Health & Wellness News
Santa Monica College, a long time beneficiary of CalMHSA-funded projects through Active Minds, the Foundation for CA Community Colleges, and others, is among the esteemed Healthy Campus Aware winners. In fact, SMC was the highest-scoring campus of all of the applicants among a very competitive field.
March 18, 2020 | In honor of Women’s History month, SchoolHouse Connection is featuring two innovative higher education initiatives that focus on women.
In honor of Women’s History month, SchoolHouse Connection is featuring two innovative education initiatives that focus on women.
February 26, 2020 | Office of the California Surgeon General and the state Department of Health Care Services
The webinar will provide an overview of the ACEs Aware initiative; why providers should screen for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); the Medi-Cal certification and payment process; and screening tools, clinical protocols, and resources for providers.
March 2-3, 2020 at the Pacific Palms Resort in City of Industry
The Transition Age Youth Conference is a two-day event that will be held on March 2-3, 2020 at the Pacific Palms Resort in City of Industry. The conference will bring together transition age youth and professionals from across the state for collaboration and learning opportunities. This year’s conference theme is “Creating a Web of Self-Sufficiency, Stability, and Support.”
The 2020 Health Services Association – California Community College’s Annual State Conference
Applications accepted Monday, January 13 through February 7, 2020
The California Community Colleges Health and Wellness program is offering sponsorships of up to $3,000 for colleges, college foundations, community-based organizations, campus clubs, student groups, resource centers, or other college centers that are affiliated with the California Community Colleges to plan and host events and outreach activities on their campus or in their community to share resources and decrease stigma surrounding mental health and wellness during May is Mental Health Matters Month.
January 1, 2020 - Effective Date for Payment for ACEs Screenings
Beginning on January 1, 2020, eligible Medi-Cal providers can receive a $29 payment for conducting qualifying ACEs screenings for children and adults (through age 64) with full-scope Medi-Cal.
February 19-20, 2020 | National Alliance to End Homelessness, Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, CA
The Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults conference will explore emerging perspectives.
April 6-7, 2020
California Community Colleges Veterans Symposium