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Latest News & Events
NYSBHA's 2019 Annual Conference: All About Innovation
Join us for this year’s conference October 3rd and 4th 2019 at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel.
An evening of networking followed by a full day of learning. This year’s theme is innovation, see details via the link below
– we hope to see you there!
Rome Sentinel UTICA — Upstate Family Health Center will expand health care to underserved communities in the Mohawk Valley through the $650,000 per year for two years it will receive from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services...read more
National TV Series Healthy Minds with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein Features NYSBHA Member Organizations & NYS OMH in Upcoming Season
Yahoo! Finance New York, Sept. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Season 6 of the public television series Healthy Minds with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, which sheds light on common psychiatric conditions and societal concerns regarding mental health, is rolling out across the...read more
Yonkers Times "...Being physically in the school makes a world of difference in terms of our ability to provide effective care.” Imagine what it would be like if medical providers didn’t just see their pediatric patients a couple of times a year, but got to observe...read more
NYSBHA is excited to partner with the New York State HPV Coalition to offer an extensive array of live and web-based resources developed to provide evidence-based and promising approaches for you to increase HPV vaccinations at your SBHC. These resources, created to...read more
Niagara Gazette The NFCSD is partnering with Gateway-Longview to open a mental health clinic in every elementary school. This partnership makes great use of a community-based organization that is loaning its skills at no cost to the district. The clinics will act as...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.