School Summit: Building Better Health: A Partnership Between EUHSD and Neighborhood Healthcare
Date & Time
Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Alex Nunez Anne Staffieri

Neighborhood Healthcare (Neighborhood) provides a wide range of medical, dental, and behavioral health services, along with programs and resources designed to improve the health and happiness of the communities they serve. For over 50 years, Neighborhood has upheld its mission to provide quality care to every member of the community, regardless of situation or circumstance. With a commitment to improving accessible, high-quality integrative care to the community, service locations expanded to local shelters, community agencies, and now schools.  

Neighborhood and the Escondido Union High School District (EUHSD) have partnered for many years, especially the last several, helping the community and schools navigate challenges brought on by the pandemic. In response to rising youth mental health needs, Neighborhood dedicated a team of behavioral health clinicians to serve students at the five high school campuses, often in the school Wellness Centers.  

Most recently, and with much anticipation, Neighborhood launched a behavioral health mobile health center to increase the number of students in the district who can receive services. This will improve student access to care and eliminate many common barriers such as transportation, insurance, or time to attend doctor appointments. We believe this is building a better service delivery system by providing coordinated care, improving access to services, and improving how we provide services and support. 

The partnership between EUHSD and Neighborhood utilizes best practices to reach students where they are with needed services. We will share how this unique and equitable service delivery addresses the most critical needs of students.

Learning Objective(s)

  1. Hear how one school district and community health center collaborated to develop a unique and creative solution to address the rising youth mental health needs
  2. Learn how to engage school and community personnel in championing school-based behavioral health care and how to co-create a collaborative school behavioral health partnership
Location Name
Full Address
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
United States
Sub Tags
Education, Live Well in Action
, School Summit