Beach Cities Health District partners with the Hermosa Beach City School District, Manhattan Beach Unified School District and Redondo Beach Unified School District to deliver programs that measurably improve the health and well-being of students and families. While physical health in the Beach Cities continues to improve, there is a growing need in the student population to address mental health and well-being.
Beach Cities Health District is just one of more than 100 local partners in the Beach Cities Partnership for Youth that will be collaborating to achieve measurable outcomes in improving student mental health and well-being and reducing substance use. The Beach Cities Partnership for Youth is comprised of representatives from the following sectors:
Since January 2017, Beach Cities Health District has convened four stakeholder groups to address student mental health and well-being:
- Families Connected Parent Advisory Group
- Student Mental Health Provider Task Force
- Youth Advisory Council
- Social-Emotional Wellness School Advisory Board
Community Action Plan for Student Mental Health & Well-Being
The Community Action Plan for Student Mental Health & Well-Being uses the Collective Impact Framework, which involves collaboration across an entire community working together to achieve measurable improvements in health and well-being.
Goals of the Community Action Plan
- Decrease prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use in teens
- Decrease stress and bullying and improve social-emotional well-being of youth
- Increase number of parents having conversations with their children about alcohol and drugs, social media, mental health and bullying