Health & Nutrition

California Healthy Kids Survey

Promoting academic achievement among all students requires safe and drug-free schools and healthy, resilient youth. The California Department of Education proudly announces an important new service to help you meet these goals: the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), a comprehensive youth health and risk behavior data collection support system for school districts.

 
This survey is designed to be administered every two years. High school districts randomly select 9th and 11th grade students from every school to provide an adequate district sampling.
 
This customizable youth self-report data collection system that provides reliable information to schools, districts, and communities on youth health risks, assets, and behaviors. The real value of the Healthy Kids Survey is harnessed when the data are used as a catalyst for positive change within schools and communities.  

Survey Contents:

Parent Consent Forms:

Health Connections

The California Department of Education provides Information and resources to improve student health, school environment, health education and prevention.  
  
Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Prevention
Information for science-based programs and activities that effectively prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; and that include social influences or life skills curricula and youth development.

Childhood Obesity & Diabetes Task Force
Public notices, agendas, meeting minutes and other related information for the Superintendent's Task Force on Childhood Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease.
  
Coordinated School Health
Information on coordinated school health, including previous conference presentations
  
Environmental Health
Information and resources concerning environmental health issues, including air quality, pesticide use, and more.
  
Health Services
Information and resources concerning meeting students' health-related needs at school.
  
Sex Education & HIV/STD Instruction
Information on sex education, HIV/AIDS/STD, and teen pregnancy prevention; includes legal requirements for education in these areas and additional resources for quality instructional programs.

The Health Trust

The Health Trust is a public benefit corporation committed to improving the health and quality of life for people in need throughout Santa Clara County, specifically indigent children, frail elderly, and vulnerable adults. The Health Trust makes grants, provides services and raises funds to solve community health issues.

As a leader in community health, The Health Trust expands access to health and wellness programs on five levels:

  • Supports community-based activities and medically related services through grants
  • Collaborates on solutions for unmet health needs
  • Manages health-related programs, including primary care health clinics on school campuses, case management for HIV/AIDS patients and hot meal delivery to homebound seniors
  • Incubates initiatives focused on children's dental needs and neurologically based learning differences
  • Grants and raises funds to support community health programs
  • For more information on the Health Trust, please CLICK HERE.