California Adolescent Health Collaborative


Welcome to the CAHC!

The California Adolescent Health Collaborative (CAHC), a program of the Public Health Institute, is focused on improving the well-being of California’s youth by utilizing multidisciplinary and equity-informed approaches. With strategic partnerships, CAHC works to improve the knowledge and skills of adolescents to be leaders in their communities and have healthy transitions to adulthood.

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

CAHC wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do as a parent to prevent teen dating violence and abuse. Go HERE for ways to get involved from


2019 FACES Summer Medical Academy

The FACES Summer Medical Academy (FSMA) is a tuition-based, intensive summer day experience designed to expose high school students to the fields of medicine, nursing, and allied health professions. In partnership with Samuel Merritt University, the goal of the program is to offer youth a glimpse into the array of advanced educational strategies and tools that comprise current medical training. They are seeking applicants for both the FSMA and for FSMA Student Advisor positions.


April 12, 2019


Upcoming Events


2019 Youth Media Statewide Conference

February 16 - 17, 2019

Oakland, CA

The 4th annual conference hosted by the CA Youth Media Network. Subscribe to the Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities newsletter for more details to come!

6th Annual Conference on Adolescent Health

April 11 - 12, 2019

Detroit, MI

This event draws a national audience of multidisciplinary health professionals for two days of Breakout Sessions, Oral Presentations, Poster Presentations, and networking events.

2019 Youth + Tech + Health Conference

May 5 – 6, 2019

San Francisco, CA

YTH Live is for young leaders, tech professionals, health professionals, parents, teachers, advocates, designers, and researchers. Learn more about 2019 Program Committee Members, check out sponsorship opportunities, and register for YTH Live today!

2019 Gang Prevention & Intervention Conference

May 13 – 14, 2019

Carson, CA

This conference convenes experts who share a common goal of eliminating gang violence and other related forms of violence from their communities. Subscribe to their newsletter for updates regarding the 2019 conference.