Project Name: Improving Access for Youth with Substance Use Disorder
Partner Agencies: Central Valley Health Foundation, Kings Canyon Unified School District
Project Description: From March 2021 to August 2022, Adventist Health Reedley collaborated with Kings Canyon Unified School District to better address opioid and stimulant misuse among youth living in the City of Reedley, a rural city in the Central Valley. Together, these two organizations are forming a youth advisory committee and a youth services network that will engage youth and key community partners alike. Through culturally informed training and outreach, they are raising awareness for substance use disorders (SUDs) and available services. Fundamental outcomes include improved screening and identification of SUDs, referrals to treatment, and connections between stakeholders.
Name: Araceli Castillo
Position: Project Specialist
Agency: Adventist Health Reedley