Making schools healthy
Students perform better when they show up for class healthy and ready to learn.
COVID-19 Resource Links
As SBHCs, health care providers, parents and the general public endeavor to keep on top of this fast-moving pandemic, it helps to check on state and national (non-media) resources for up-to-date information:
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Latest News & Events
SAVE THE DATE! NYSBHA's 5th Annual Conference November 10th and 11th this year at the beautiful Saratoga Casino Hotel, a four star, AAA four diamond property in historic Saratoga Springs! Watch for more details to come about schedules, session proposals,...read more
lohud 3-12-20 New York’s race to contain the coronavirus outbreak requires ramping up COVID-19 testing after delays in federal government approvals, authorities said. The latest attempt involves the state government contracting with 28 private labs in New York and a...read more
Or why school-based health centers should be in every school, according to NYSBHA Global Newswire 2/13/20 A report released by the School Superintendents Association (AASA) National Conference on Education outlines the difficulties school districts face in handling...read more
Drs. Nicole Nevadunsky and Keyur Mehta, for Montefiore Feb. 6, 2020 Cervical cancer continues to be the number one cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide, but effective prevention has dramatically reduced the number of cases of cervical cancer and the number of...read more
InformNY.com 2/3/20 North Country Family Health Center (NCFHC) joins School-Based Health Center (SBHC) providers and advocates from across the nation in recognizing the month of February as National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. National School-Based...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.