Empowering Transition-Age Youth Through Technology: An Innovative Demonstration Project in Sacramento County, CA

Empowering Transition-Age Youth Through Technology: An Innovative Demonstration Project in Sacramento County, CA

The Children’s Partnership (TCP) completed a one-year pilot project to expand the use of HealthShack, an electronic record system designed specifically for transition-age youth (TAY) in Sacramento

County. HealthShack allows youth to upload documents and life records—for example, birth certificates, Social Security cards, and medical histories—using a scanner or cell phone camera. Once uploaded, the documents can be tagged, organized, and filed according to their purpose.This pilot demonstrated some valuable lessons and promising areas for future work. This project was developed with funding from the Our Little Light Foundation and in collaboration with Aspiranet and AltruIT 2.0, Inc.