West Contra Costa Health Partners (WCCHP)

WCCHP is a geographically based organization the EBHWP supports through facilitation and staffing of meetings and providing specific technical assistance to move forward the various initiatives and priorities of the group. The Co-Chairs of WCCHP are Lucinda Bazile, LifeLong Medical Care and Shannon Ladner-Beasley, Contra Costa Health. The priority initiatives of WCCHP, outlined by subcommittee, are as follows:

  • Increase and coordinate Employer Engagement

    • Engaging Employers: Health systems and outpatient clinics

    • Identifying and securing internship placements, adding work based learning opportunities

    • Earn and Learn East Bay or other web data systems

    • Develop employer opportunities to support semester long student projects

  • Wraparound Support and Mentorship

    • Map out opportunities and calendar events by employers

    • Identify types of support needs (i.e. academic and social) for students

    • Provide trauma-informed training and resources for health academy teachers

    • Identify best practices on mentorship opportunities

      • Focus on critical periods

      • Examples: Richmond promise, College Bound Brotherhood, YPLAN, PHS

    • Support a pre-FACES program

    • Identify areas of support for the Richmond Promise Program

    • Track other workgroup discussions and success in addressing population needs

    • Evaluate and disseminate information on current landscape of programs for the target population

    • Identify best practices for addressing needs of the target population

    • Help develop a mini-health pathway program for the target population

  • Work Based Learning Design and Inventory

    • Provide college and career readiness opportunities/ WBL continuum all year

    • Inventory of internships and work based learning activities

    • Assessment of Internship experience

    • Develop common curriculum goals

    • Data assessment and tracking