The Eastern Alameda County Human Services Needs Assessment in 2011 indicated the need to ensure access to services and to embrace the growing diversity in the region. The health initiative serves as a gateway to make contact and engage with under-served communities, to provide health screenings, linkages, and health care enrollment opportunities to youth and families in the Tri-Valley. The initiative aims to establish the health fair as an annual event that increases youth and family‘s access to culturally-relevant prevention services, and strengthens the continuum of school-linked health supports throughout the Tri-Valley.
The goal of the Tri-Valley Health Initiative is to strengthen the capacity of the Tri-Valley region to provide a continuum of high quality, accessible school-linked health and wellness supports to youth and families experiencing poor health and educational outcomes. The initiative is based on evidence that there is a critical link between children’s healthy development and educational attainment, ultimately impacting long term health outcomes.
The initiative invests in a range of specific prevention activities aimed at improving physical, social and emotional health and strengthening families.