The California Adolescent Health Collaborative (AHC) is a
public-private partnership formed in 1996, currently including
representatives from over 60 organizations and agencies. The
goal of the AHC is to mobilize forces across the state to
improve adolescent health and well-being. To set a direction
for these efforts, the AHC completed the
California Adolescent Health Strategic Plan in April 2000. This document outlines
recommendations and strategies to move policy development
at the state and local levels in three major directions:
- Making youth a policy priority
- Creating supports and opportunities for all youth; and
- Improving services and service systems.
The CMA Foundation sits on the 16 member Steering Committee.
Robert D. Sparks, MD is our representative on the Steering
Committee. Dr. Sparks in the retired CEO and President of
the CMA Foundation
The AHC is currently working on issues involving mental health,
utilization of health services and budget issues.
For more information regarding the Adolescent Health Collaborative,
go to their website at: www.californiateenhealth.org