Tools, Tips, and Wisdom for successful School Health Initiatives

About School Health Works

Welcome to School Health Works! This website shares tools and resources for building school health initiatives from the Center for Healthy Schools and Communities in Alameda County, California.

As part of the Health Care Services Agency, the county’s health authority, the Center has worked for over 15 years with schools, community partners, youth, families and policymakers to build school health initiatives that create equitable conditions for health and learning. Together, we have developed 29 school health centers, behavioral health supports in over 170 schools, and partnerships with each of our county’s 18 school districts to support school health.

School Health Works shares our lessons learned as a public institution working in close collaboration with multi-sector partners to support school health initiatives. In sharing our experiences, we hope our models and strategies will support the field and guide work nationally to eliminate health and education disparities.

We would like to express our gratitude to our many partners in the field of school health, both local and national, who have supported our work over the years. In addition to our own tools, this site features selected resources from our partners. Finally, we would like to thank the Atlantic Philanthropies for funding the production of this site.