Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands
Girls’ Health in Girls’ Hands (GHGH) was created by the CFMC’s Women’s Fund to give girls in Monterey County a voice in shaping their future and an agenda for change.
The Women’s Fund created GHGH in 2009 as a girl-led action research project to identify health information, support and services needed by pre-teen and teen girls in Monterey County. The youth developed and presented their action plan recommendations to key decision-makers countywide. GHGH is now a multi-year, multi-agency collaborative, housed at the Monterey County Health Department, which has served more than 2000 girls.
Six nonprofit partner organizations are delivering high-quality girl programming and working together to enhance programs and collaborate for greater impact. Each agency has enhanced their girl programming to include health education, leadership training, leadership activities, research and advocacy.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County
- Girls Inc. of the Central Coast
- Monterey County Health Department
- Monterey County Rape Crisis Center
- Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
- YWCA Monterey County
Through GHGH, hundreds of girls throughout Monterey County will have access to more comprehensive and integrated health information, develop powerful leadership skills, and help influence positive changes at their schools and in their communities.
- 6-agency collaborative created for 3-year initiative
- Approximately 600 girls participating in partner agency leadership programs
- 20 sites enhancing girl programming across the county
- GHGH summits bring girls together for advocacy, capacity building and collaboration
- Integrated evaluation with Monterey County Health Department measures changes in girls, partner organizations and policy
- More than $1,000,000 invested
Thanks to our Funding Partners: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Claire Giannini Fund, The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation, the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, and Women’s Fund donors.