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Students perform better when they show up for class healthy and ready to learn.
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Latest News & Events
School health clinics could take a hit under rule to restrict green cards for immigrants who receive public aid
Chalkbeat NY Reema Amin Oct 18, 2018 Dr. Viju Jacob of Urban Health Plan, Inc., along with immigrant advocates worry students...may not get the support they need under a new federal proposal that would make it tougher for immigrants to successfully seek green cards if...read more
NY's School-Based Health Alliance (NYSBHA) is preparing for its annual networking and education conference scheduled to occur October 25th and 26th at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown. This year's keynote is Dr. Steven Safyer, CEO of Montefiore Health in the...read more
Rochester Regional Health is trying a new approach to get more kids to get their flu shot. Health officials were at School 33 in Rochester Tuesday to administer vaccines and they brought along a K-9 friend, Lovie, a therapy dog, to help ease their anxiety over getting...read more
School-based health centers to benefit from new law Crain's Health Pulse, October 4, 2018 Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law Wednesday that lets taxpayers donate to the state's cash-strapped school-based health centers by checking off a box on their personal...read more
Urban Health Plan, a network of community health centers, including 11 SBHCs in the Bronx, held a vision event at several schools to offer screenings to children in the medically underserved area. More than 150 children were screened, with many of them now receiving...read more
Our mission is to create access to comprehensive, high-quality primary care, including medical, mental, oral, and community health services, for all children and youth statewide through SBHCs. The Alliance achieves this by advocating for policies that promote the sustainability of SBHCs; promoting the delivery of high-quality services; raising awareness of the school-based health model; and promoting the growth and expansion of SBHCs. We have been very successful in executing our mission; today, more than 200,000 children in the state have access to school-based health services, and nearly 169,000 are enrolled in their SBHC.
Goals of a School-Based Health Center
Support the School
The SBHC is built upon mutual respect and collaboration between the school and the health provider to promote the health and educational success of school-aged children.
Implements Effective Systems
Administrative and clinical systems are designed to support effective delivery of services incorporating accountability mechanisms and performance improvement practices.
Focus on the Student
Services involve students as responsible participants in their health care, encourage the role of parents and other family members, and are accessible, confidential, culturally sensitive, and developmentally appropriate.
Delivers Comprehensive Care
An interdisciplinary team provides access to high quality comprehensive physical and mental health services emphasizing prevention and early intervention.
Support the Community
The SBHC is developed and operates based on continual assessment of local assets and needs.
Advances Health Promotion Activities
he SBHC takes advantage of its location to advance effective health promotion activities to students and community.
Provides Leadership in Adolescent and Child Health
The SBHC model provides unique opportunities to increase expertise in adolescent and child health, and to inform and influence policy and practice.