PARTNER : Partnering with Adolescents to Ready The Newest Engaged Researcher
In close collaboration with Livingston Teen Health Clinic in the Central Valley and Asian Health Services in Chinatown, Oakland, the California Adolescent Health Collaborative is developing two advisory boards comprised of adolescent patients, their family members, providers, professional researchers, and other stakeholders to develop capacity for and engagement in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR)/clinical effectiveness research (CER). Through Project PARTNER, an advisory board will be created at two locations, one low-income urban neighborhood and one low-income rural community. As members of the advisory boards, adolescent patients will be engaged and trained as co-researchers, and the culmination of the project will include the identification of community PCOR/CER research priorities at each location and cross-site collaboration.
- Develop capacity amongst adolescent and adult advisory board members to develop PCOR/CER and investigate PCOR/CER research questions.
- Facilitate community identification and prioritization of health issues.
- Develop, pilot, and disseminate a developmentally-appropriate curriculum for training adolescents in PCOR/CER
Castlemont Health Equity Academy
The Castlemont Health Equity Academy (CHEA) project seeks to activate students as agents of change by developing their knowledge of self, including strengths, interests, and leadership; deepening their understanding of the connections between population patterns of health/disease and social systems/institutions, and supporting opportunities to practice skills and apply knowledge through work-based learning and action research.
- Encourage expression of creativity and emotion for healing, and by exploring connections between academic content, the arts, and students’ full lives.
- Collectively co-create pathway culture and enable educators and students to actively disrupt patterns of oppression through active inclusion and openly confronting challenges in the classrooms and school-wide.
- Castlemont High School
- FACES for the Future, Public Health Institute
- Linked Learning Office, Oakland Unified School District
Atlantic Philanthropies (through Oakland Unified School District)
Castlemont Health Equity Academy was featured in the Castlemont Pathways Fall 2016 Newsletter! Check it out:
This project supports our youth-serving Central Valley partner organizations—Haven Women’s Center and Stanislaus County Health Services Agency (HSA), with instituting an adolescent relationship abuse (ARA) prevention and intervention system supporting healthy relationships among youth in Modesto and Riverbank.
- Healthcare providers and domestic violence advocates will have improved knowledge of health impacts of ARA and skills in harm reduction strategies.
- Adolescents in the project area will have improved ability to help their peers identify healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors and connect them to resources, if necessary.