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usnews.com More than one in every four U.S. high school students (27.5%) currently vape, a new study shows. About one-third of these teen vapers do so on a nearly daily basis, and nearly three-quarters favor flavored varieties of the addictive, nicotine-laden...read more
Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) report in JAMA Pediatrics an association between a school-based telehealth program and reduced emergency department visits for children with asthma living in a rural and underserved region of South...read more
bxtimes.com Senator Luis Sepulveda visited the school-based health center at James Kiernan, Jr. High School, sponsored by the Institute for Family Health, on Tuesday, October 8. articleread more
Crain's Health Pulse 10-22-19 Richmond University Medical Center has opened its first school-based health center at Susan E. Wagner High School, where it is offering medical and behavioral health care. The 1,600-square-foot health center will have a staff of five,...read more
An August study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases reveals that a school-based human papillomavirus (HPV) immunization program was credited with a 57.9% reduction of cervical precancer rates among women living in British Columbia (BC), Canada. Senior...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.