This month marks Joint Venture Health‘s first anniversary. Joint Venture Health is a partnership between the UC Berkeley School of Public Health (CHOIR), community health centers, and health systems to transform the delivery of developmental and behavioral health services in primary care to low-income children in the Bay Area and beyond.
The year’s accomplishments include launch of an initial pilot at the Stockton Clinic of North East Medical Services (NEMS), the largest community health center in San Francisco. In the first month of service, more than 400 kids aged 0 to 11 were screened. Plans to treat kids with moderate conditions and to offer group parenting training are underway.