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Daily News 4-27-20 Citing inequities in technology, reimbursement and a lack of traditional patient traffic, NY's community health centers are challenged to sustain themselves during the pandemic “Community health centers are really struggling now,” said Rose...read more
A letter to House leaders seeking funding for SBHCs was sent today by sponsor Rep. Elise Stefanik. Co-sponsored by Rep. Paul Tonko and eight other NYS Congress members, the letter, based on a similar one sent out to Michigan's delegation by the School-Community...read more
Basset Healthcare, located in central New York, is offering both telehealth and limited in-person services to students in its catchment area. Staff at their 20+ school-based health centers have created an uplifting video, collectively from their remote locations to...read more
This communication provides guidance to New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) on COVID-19 response and providing services during the current COVID-19 state of emergency in New York State....read more
Please find links for recently released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicaid Telehealth Guidance during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) State of Emergency. The FAQs provide additional clarification and detail on policy contained in the March 2020...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.