Launched in 1997, the Center for Healthier Communities (CHC) mission is to identify and provide innovative solutions to the community's unmet health needs with a focus on collaboration and coalition building. Through high quality prevention education and treatment services, CHC strives to promote healthy behaviors and improve the quality of life for residents of the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. The phone number to reach the Center is 818.718.5922.
The Center's current programs include:
Center for Assault Treatment Services
Center for Assault Treatment Services (CATS) is the only program in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys that provides victims of physical and sexual abuse with medical treatment, forensic evidence collection and counseling 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. CATS' outreach component provides child abuse reporting training to professionals, who are required by law to report any reasonable suspicion of child abuse
School-based Obesity and Diabetes Initiative
The School-based Obesity and Diabetes Initiative (SODI) was launched to help local public schools improve the health status of its student body and staff. School wellness of the five participating schools is assessed, corrective plans developed and resources identified to address each schools’ unmet needs with a focus on diabetes and obesity.