Tri-Valley Adolescent Health Initiative
2008 Ruth Vreeland Award for Engaging Youth in City Government
The Tri-Cities of Dublin, Livermore, and Pleasanton established an unprecedented regional initiative with county support and guided by youth input to meet adolescent health needs. The initiative engaged institutions and stakeholders to assess local need; leverage resources, share best practices, reduce duplication, coordinate service providers, expand services and develop a vision to support adolescent health. A Youth Planning Board, Steering Committee, and Health Action Team with representatives from cities, school districts, county, community providers and youth was established to provide regional infrastructure and developed action plans to address adolescent health priorities.