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The de Blasio Administration, along with NYC Health + Hospitals and Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC), announced today a new partnership to increase access to contraception services to nearly 3,000 adolescents in the City. Through this partnership, NYC...read more
Patch.com The Freeport School District was proud to officially open the Freeport High School Based Health Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 3. The brand-new establishment is in partnership with Family Health Centers, which is part of the LI Federally...read more
Iowa public schools update curriculum but grapple with Republican-controlled Statehouse when it comes to outside agency-led classes. Experts have found using evidence-based curriculum correlates with lower rates of sexually transmitted diseases, lower rates of...read more
This month, the Supreme Court of the United States will rule on whether the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census is constitutional. Senate Democrats strongly oppose the Trump administration’s citizenship question and believe...read more
Education Deep Dive At a time when educators and policymakers are calling for increases in school counselors, psychologists and social workers, connecting students to these professionals in a virtual setting is one way that the rise of telehealth programs in schools...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.