Sandi Goldstein, MPH
Sandi Goldstein is project director of the California Adolescent Health Collaborative (CAHC), a statewide coalition of public and private agencies that aims to increase the understanding of and support for adolescent health. Goldstein oversees all aspects of CAHC, including designing and implementing trainings and workshops, conducting data analysis, producing publications and facilitating collaborative development.
Goldstein has focused much of her life's work on the health needs of youth. She has over 25 years of experience in project development, management, training and coalition building in public and private sectors.
Previously, Goldstein worked for Alameda County Health Care Services, where she co-founded the Alameda County Adolescent School-Based Health Center Coalition and managed a federal demonstration project for a countywide oral health project for low-income children. She also worked for the Center for Human Development and the Marin Perinatal Project.
She holds a master's degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley.
Building Capacity to Advance the Health and Well-Being of California's Adolescents
This project provides information, resources and expertise to support the provision of quality health care services to adolescents. This project seeks to increase the capacity of adolescent health providers and maternal, child and adolescent programs in local health jurisdictions to promote teen health, and to influence policy to improve the health and well being of California's adolescents.
Health Status of Rural Latino Youth in California
This project is creating three fact sheets on the health status of Latino youth in rural California. The fact sheets will present the data on indicators of health and well-being, as well as identify gaps in data sources and provide recommendations to promote rural Latino adolescents' health. The fact sheets will synthesize existing data, key informant interviews and youth focus groups.
Integrating Prevention and Intervention: A School Health Center Program to Promote Healthy Relationships
The California Adolescent Health Collaborative will serve as prime on this proposed community-partnered participatory study to extend the Healthcare Education, Assessment & Response Tool for Teen Relationships to high school-based health centers to test, via a 2-armed cluster randomized controlled trial, a multi-level intervention to reduce adolescent relationship abuse among adolescents ages 14-18.
Promoting Child and Youth Safety: Community Initiatives and Public Awareness
The Healthcare Education, Assessment & Response Tool for Teen Relationships (HEART) Primer and Training Project is educating providers across California to identify and respond to relationship abuse among teen patients. Assessment and intervention for adolescent relationship abuse in every clinical encounter will increase teen safety and reduce violence victimization and perpetration.
Youth Access to Referrals from Schools for Sexual Health Services
The California Adolescent Health Collaborative will scan the laws and regulations of all 50 states to identify those that facilitate or prohibit school-based linkages and referrals of adolescent students for sexual and reproductive health services. The scan will provide a rich national picture of multiple levels of laws and policies and their interactions with one another.
Impact of Social Media on Adolescent Behavioral Health in California (2011)
This brief looks at social media use by young people, the benefits, and the risk. It provides a list of selected social media programs and projects specifically aimed at improving adolescent health.| Download
Promoting the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents in Foster Care (2011)
A document about how to support youth in foster care while they experience the social, emotional, and physical changes of adolescence. Youth in foster care settings may lack the support of a trusted adult and autonomy to make decisions about their well-being, and/or awareness about health care resources.| Download
2010 California Adolescent Health Progress Report (2010)
This compilation of data presents a multi-year progress report on the health of CalIfornia's adolescents and young adults. Designed for providers, policy makers, community leaders, educators and advocates, this report can be used to demonstrate areas of need by such aspects as race/ethnicity, gender, and age; show trends in the health of California's youth; and provide sources for further information.| Download
Adolescent Oral Health Fact Sheet (2010)
Fact sheet provides overview of adolescent oral health status based on the California Health Interview Survey, and recommendations for next steps.| Download
Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care for Youth and Young Adults: Recommendations and Resources for Providers in California and Beyond (2010)
This brief provides a general outline of available recommendations and resources to assist health providers in their efforts to initiate or advance integrated care for adolescents in California and beyond.| Download
Understanding Confidentiality and Minor Consent in California (2010)
An adolescent provider toolkit about understanding confidentiality and minor consent in California.| Download
Youth: Clinic Poster (2010)
Clinic poster for youth assuring medical confidentiality.| Download
Youth: How Well do You Know Your Health Rights and Responsibilities? (2010)
Quiz for teens about their health rights and responsibilities.| Download
Youth: Teen Health Rights and Responsibilities (2010)
Fact sheet for teens about their health rights and responsibilities.| Download
Youth: The Truth about Confidentiality (2010)
Fact sheet and tips for teens about medical confidentiality.| Download
Are You Talking With Your Teen? (2009)
Tip sheet for more effective parent-teen communication.| Download
Barriers to Care: Implications of Requiring Parental Involvement for California Minors Seeking Abortions (2009)
This policy brief helps policy makers, service providers, and communities implement comprehensive, safe and confidential reproductive health programs.| Download
Teen Dating Violence: Keeping California Adolescents Safe in Their Relationships (2009)
Youth ages 16 to 24 experience the highest per capita rate of intimate partner violence of any age group, a rate nearly triple the national average. This brief examines this major adolescent health concern.| Download
Adolescent Health Brief: Nutrition and Physical Activity (2008)
This policy brief is designed to help policy makers, service providers, and communities implement comprehensive, youth-friendly nutrition and physical activity programs.| Download
Adolescent Health Issues (2008)
PowerPoint providing an overview of adolescent health issues and approaches to health care provision for adolescents.| Download
Mental Health in Adolescence: A Critical Time for Prevention and Early Intervention (2008)
This paper responds to national and state initiatives that have highlighted the importance of prevention and early intervention for mental illness in adolescents.| Download
Mental Health in Adolescence:A Critical Time for Prevention & Early Intervention (2008)
Fact sheet about teen mental health status, treatment in California, and needs for improvement.