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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday will kick off the 2020 legislative session, with state lawmakers poised to see if they can match the breakneck pace of last year while dealing with a multibillion dollar deficit. Cuomo, a Democrat, will deliver his State of the State...read more
Kicking off 2020, the Cuomo administration is implementing a 1% cut to Medicaid payments as a way to reduce a ballooning budget gap projected to exceed $6 billion. From a letter sent to state providers and plans: The FY 2020 Enacted Budget authorizes the State to...read more
NYC DOH/MH Findings on 10 years of Contraception Provision Published in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Provision of Contraception in New York City School Based Health Centers: Impact on Teenage Pregnancy and Avoided Costs 2008-2017 Since 2008, the School-Based Health Center Reproductive Health Project (SBHC RHP) has supported SBHCs in New York City (NYC) to increase...read more
A New And Exciting Opportunity for NYS SBHCs NYSBHA is partnering with the NYSBH Foundation to offer a unique opportunity to pilot a statewide data hub for SBHCs. This pilot will help us to see what the field looks like with a clarity we've never had before - read...read more
NYSBHA provided the following comments on the extension of the MRT Waiver, an agreement between the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and New York State: New York School Based Health Alliance (NYSBHA) supports New York’s effort to continue the...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.