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Parent University is designed to help improve communication between the district and the community When kids go from elementary school to the higher levels, information tends to slow from a deluge to a trickle. To shore up that communication, the district will host...read more
NYSBHA's executive director, Sarah Murphy, joined Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY 20), Hometown Health CEO Joe Gambino, Mont Pleasant SBHC's Ashley Kennedy, Schenectady CSD Superintendent Dr. Larry Spring and sbhc/ csd staff to tour Mont Pleasant Middle School's...read more
A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a slew of new bills that seek to increase access to telemedicine treatment for patients with substance abuse disorders. The five proposed bills, three of which are telehealth-focused, are expected to be wrapped into a...read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: May 22, 2018 Joe.Gierut@Mail.House.Gov 202-225-5614 Washington D.C. – Representatives John Faso (R-NY), Paul Tonko (D-NY), Fred Upton (R-MI) and John Sarbanes (D-MD) today introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the...read more
NYT: Kids’ Suicide-Related Hospital Visits Rise Sharply From 2008 to 2015, the proportion of emergency room and hospital encounters for suicide-related diagnoses almost tripled. "...more and more of their inpatient beds at the children’s hospital were occupied by...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.