Statewide Screening Collaborative

The Statewide Screening Collaborative (SSC) is an interagency and multidisciplinary group formed to enhance the capacity of the state to promote and deliver effective and well-coordinated health, developmental, and early mental health screenings throughout California. The SSC works to identify and address service gaps by improving the synergies among state programs involved in recognition and response activities and adopting a common language, standard tools and screening protocols for families and children that affect healthy childhood development.

Agencies involved in the SSC include the California departments of Social Services, Alcohol and Drugs, Managed Health Care, Managed Health, Education, Health Care, and Developmental Services; California Association of Health Plans; Center for Families, Children and the Courts; Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities; UCLA; First 5 Association; Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital; and the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board. The SSC also serves as the advisory board for Help Me Grow California.