About Us

SJSU’s Healthy Development Community Clinic (HDCC) provides services that support holistic wellness for children, youth, and families, while also giving graduate and undergraduate students opportunities for field-specific and interdisciplinary training. Through primary prevention and early intervention, we seek to reduce stigma, foster mental wellness, and increase community connection through culturally-responsive services. We seek to create safe spaces for children, youth, and families to find support and a sense of community, with the goal of promoting equity by improving access to care and reducing health disparities.

Our Mission 

SJSU’s Healthy Development Community Clinic (HDCC) serves as a vital link between SJSU resources and the Santa Clara County community, offering free services, education, and resources to foster health equity and holistic well-being for under-resourced children, youth, and families.

How we serve the community:

  • Provide high-quality physical, psychological, communicative, and relational wellness through screenings, brief assessments, short-term services, education, and referrals.
  • Community-based for accessibility, community need-driven; and locally networked.
  • Offer culturally-sustaining and trauma-informed practices, building on clients' existing strengths, protective factors, social supports, and cultural resources.
  • Create interprofessional internships and practica for SJSU students.
  • Bridge physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional domains.
  • Research-to-practice implementation for SJSU students and faculty.

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