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Latest News & Events

NYSBHA's 2019 Annual Conference: All About Innovation

Join us for this year’s conference October 3rd and 4th 2019 at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel.
An evening of networking followed by a full day of learning. This year’s theme is innovation, see details via the link below 
– we hope to see you there!

Cuomo Signals a Medicaid Crunch

The Cuomo administration’s quarterly budget update includes a warning for the state’s health-care industry: Medicaid cuts could be coming. Empire Center for Public Policy The Governor's report, released Tuesday, says officials are developing a plan to reduce Medicaid...

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LI FQHC Opens New SBHC in Freeport High School

  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...

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Our Mission

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.