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California Healthy Kids Survey
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Promoting academic achievement among all students requires safe and drug-free schools and healthy, resilient youth. The California Department of Education uses the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), a comprehensive youth health and risk behavior data collection system to support school districts in measuring the five most important areas for guiding school and student improvement:
  • student connectedness, learning engagement/motivation, and attendance;
  • school climate, culture, and conditions;
  • school safety, including violence perpetration and victimization/bullying;
  • physical and mental well-being and social-emotional learning; and
  • student supports, including resilience-promoting developmental factors (caring relationships, high expectations, and meaningful participation).

To download a copy of the survey to view questions, click on the link below.

Health ConnectionsTop of Page

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 TrustTop of Page

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.