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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“Sex+: A Sexual Health Revolution” – Healthy Teen Network 2019 Conference

Healthy Teen Network’s 40th annual national conference is October 28 through 30, 2019 and is focusing on sex-positivity in adolescent sexual health education. The conference is “a capacity-building, professional development, and networking opportunity for professionals who work with youth.” Registration opens in the Spring, but proposals for poster sessions are open now.



Healthy Teen Network is hosting a training in Baltimore, MD on Power Through Choices, an evidence-based, innovative sexuality education and skill-building curriculum designed with and for youth living in foster care and other out-of-home care settings to help reduce risks related to teen pregnancy, HIV, and other STIs. Space at the training is limited, so sign up today!



May 31, 2019



June 10-13, 2019


Upcoming Events


17th National Conference on Adolescents and Young Adults

April 24 – 26, 2019

Las Vegas, NV

Program objectives focus on identifying successful approaches for working with and treating adolescents with chemical dependence, trauma, co-occurring disorders and other psychological and behavioral issues.

Trauma Informed in Education Training

May 7, 2019

Sacramento, CA

“Trauma Informed PLUS” training on what trauma informed is, why it’s powerful, how to use it and other collaborative strategies to create safe, mindful and resilient school environments. Led by Susan Jones, an educational behavioral specialist, ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) expert, trauma-informed and restorative practices facilitator, and resilient schools program strategist.

MACMH Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference

April 28 – 30, 2019

Duluth, MN

Join the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health at the largest children’s mental health conference in the nation and connect with professionals and families working to improve the mental health of our children and adolescents.

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!

Annual Symposium on Tackling Bulling in California Schools: Improving Prevention through Response and Support

May 2, 2019

Los Angeles, CA

This symposium offers education professionals, public health practitioners, youth workers and other stakeholders the opportunity to discuss effective strategies to address bullying in schools, consider ways to encourage a holistic approach to bullying prevention, and think about best practices for responding to incidents.

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.