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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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.


“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.


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Upcoming Events


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.