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School Based Health Center and School Based Health Center-Dental Regional Training Scheduled in 2018 The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), Bureau of Child Health, is inviting all current Article 28 sponsors to the 2018 School Based Health Center/School...read more
The North Country Family Health Center has been awarded a $133,500 grant by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield to support its local School-Based Dental Program. NCFHC provides school dental services at 12 school locations within five districts throughout Jefferson and...read more
School-based health centers struggle Dr. Chris Kjolhede of Bassett Healthcare wants more money to help children get access to primary, dental and mental health care. So he went to Washington, D.C., in late February to talk about helping children who have been hurt by...read more
American Indian Community House, working out of lower Manhattan, kicks off New York City’s first Lakota Language Weekend. A 2016 study suggests that efforts to keep a language alive translate into health-related benefits for Native Americans. Language use generates a...read more
Congressman John Faso announced co-sponsorship for a bill to reauthorize and make improvements to the School-Based Health Centers. The legislation, H.R. 1027 the Hallways to Health Act, creates a grant program to support school-based health centers in order to...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.