Tens of thousands of New York City children rely on school-based health centers (SBHCs) — welcoming, convenient places to receive comprehensive primary, behavioral, and oral healthcare. Yet, despite the safety net provided by these programs, particularly in high-risk communities, they function continually under the threat of losing critical funding from federal, state, and local agencies. “The critical role of school-based health centers in our communities must not be underestimated,” says McReynolds. “The future of young people is at stake if the resources that can help improve their lives are imperiled or diminished.”

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