Skills Development Unit

About our partnership

The Skills Development Unit is the partnership between UCSF’s Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (Pacific AETC) and Community Health Center Network (CHCN) to provide training and technical assistance for Alameda County Care Connect.
CLICK to read moreUCSF’s Pacific AIDS Education & Training Center has 30 years of expertise in adult learning, training modalities, and community health. Pacific AETC is a member of a national AIDS Education and Training Center network of eight regional and three national centers, covering all 50 states and US Territories and Jurisdictions. Pacific AETC works to expand the number and ability of healthcare professionals and organizations in the Pacific region to provide high- quality HIV-related services to increase access to healthcare and decrease health inequities. Community Health Center Network is a partnership of community health centers committed to enhancing the ability to provide comprehensive, quality health care in a manner respectful of community traditions and values. With 25 years of experience, CHCN is widely recognized as a uniquely efficient model for community health centers to organize managed health care delivery. Together, Pacific AETC and CHCN leveraged 55 years of combined experience and expertise to implement a capacity-building initiative. This initiative has helped to increase the skills, knowledge, and ability of Alameda County safety net providers. Participants were able to work together more effectively, support consumer engagement, and enhance cross-sector understanding through the work of the Skills Development Unit.

What is Alameda County Care Connect?

Alameda County Care Connect is committed to strengthening systems of care that work together to deliver consumer-centered care and supporting high-need individuals (the people of Alameda County who face highly complex physical, behavioral, and social challenges) to achieve optimal independence and health. Visit the AC Care Connect site HERE to learn more.

Access Care Connect Trainings

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De-Escalation & Conflict Management

Foundations of Harm Reduction

Self-Care & Stress Reduction for Mental Health


Trauma Informed Care, Recovery & Healing

Trauma Informed Care, Resilience, & Healing

Everyday Mental Health: Coping Strategies for the 2020 Holiday Season

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Substance Use Disorder

ACSS: Public Benefits

Housing Services Overview

Alameda County Emergency Medical Services

Public Benefits

Emergency Preparedness

Behavioral Crisis Response

Governmentally-Subsidized Housing Opportunities for Immigrants

Current Housing Rights & Protection for Immigrant Tenants in California

New Legal Protections for California Tenants in the Wake of COVID-19

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Cultural Humility-Health-Disparities & Bias Related to COVID-19

Responding to Mental Challenges in Our Current Landscape

COVID-19 Safety & PPE


AC Care Connect Badge System

A badge system was developed to track individual participant’s attendance and completion of Academy trainings; this system can be used by individual participants or by their organizations to measure professional development efforts and trainings obtained.