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Community Health Equity Academy
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As CHEA, our job is to understand, dismantle, and transform the social determinants that contribute to health inequities in our community:
CHEA students and educators understand that a quality education is one of the most important tools our students have to take back East Oakland from the grips of gentrification and build a community where everyone can reach their full health potential.
The Castlemont Health Equity Academy (CHEA) activates students as agents of change by:
- Developing knowledge of self, including strengths, interests, and leadership;
- Deepening our understanding of the Social Determinants of Health and health outcomes;
- Supporting opportunities to practice skills and apply knowledge through work-based learning and action research.
Work Based Learning
- Employment: Public Health is a leading Bay Area employment sector.
- Skills: Research, health care, communications, cultural relations, social design
- Degrees/Careers: Health worker, counselor, nutritionist, therapist, Early childhood, policy writer, business owner among others
9th – Health Careers
10th – Public Health Reading, Writing your way to a better world
11th - Public Health Solutions
12th – Senior Seminar
Dual Enrollment Berkeley City College: Early Childhood Development Class and Apprenticeship
CHEA Student Outcomes
- Critical Thinking
- Health Advocacy
- Action Research