Our Mission

The mission of the Adolescent Health Working Group (AHWG) is to improve health equity to ensure that all youth ages 11 to 24 in California and beyond have unimpeded access to comprehensive, youth-centered, and culturally-based healthcare.

Our History

AHWG was established in 1996 and has provided community-centered leadership in bringing forward the health issues of adolescents and young adults to the attention of policy-makers at both the San Francisco County and California State levels.

AHWG is a project of Social Good (our fiscal agent).

Our Approach

AHWG is a coalition of youth-serving providers, young people, and caregivers advocating for harm reduction and policy improvements in the areas of sexual health, mental health, and substance use. Our collective expertise and lived experiences enable AHWG to create innovative resources, trainings, leadership opportunities for youth, and peer-to-peer networks.

Resource Development

Creating comprehensive evidence-based tools, practice standards, and trainings by pulling together community voice and expertise to support providers, youth, and their caregivers.

Collective Impact

Community collaboration in advocacy activities by convening stakeholders to establish linkages across systems of care for young people and advance adolescent/young adult health and wellness throughout California.

Capacity Building

Offering tailored trainings to guide and prepare providers in supporting their clients and managing the layered identities and issues that impact a young person’s primary, behavioral, and emotional health.

Our Team

Meet our staff team, interns, and Advisory Board.

AHWG - Support

Learn more about how you can support AHWG’s work.