Alliance Urges Senate to Pass Companion Bill
The School-Based Health Alliance celebrates yesterday’s passage of H.R. 2075, the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2020 in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill extends the authorization for federal funding of school-based health centers through 2025, and would help provide vital, affordable health care for our nation’s students and families at over 2,500 school-based health centers across the country.
“School-based health centers are more important than ever. At a time when COVID-19 has made it extremely challenging to provide essential care to low-income students and families, we have seen centers across the country step up to provide telehealth or in-person health care, even while school buildings remain closed,” said Robert Boyd, president of the School-Based Health Alliance. “This reauthorization enables school-based health centers to continue their important work and provide health care in a location that is safe, convenient, and accessible.”
Washington, DC, Sept. 30, 2020