Wellness Coach Designated Education Program

Building a public behavioral health workforce that better represents the diversity of behavioral health needs of California’s children and youth.

Program Vision and Mission About

This program is an investment under the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative, which aims to promote social-emotional well-being, prevent behavioral health challenges, and expand access to mental health and substance use services for youth across California. Through this grant opportunity, the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC) and the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) will allocate funding and resources to individual California community colleges to develop and implement course curriculum that aligns with the HCAI Certified Wellness Coach I education and training requirements.

Grant Opportunity Grant Opportunity

The Wellness Coach Designated Education Program provides funding to support California Community Colleges (CCC) interested in preparing social work and human services/other related program students for the Wellness Coach I certification. There will be three phases of funding, which will be announced once available.

As the launch date approaches, further details about eligibility, the application timeline/process, and application resources will be provided. 

Please visit the HCAI’s Certified Wellness Coach website for additional information about program goals and requirements.

Phase 1 Materials

Application Details
Date Available: July 9, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. PST 
Submission Deadline: July 30, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. PST.

Stay Updated

We invite you to stay updated with our progress and activities. Please take a moment to fill out the HCAI Wellness Coach Designated Education Program Interest Form.