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Students perform better when they show up for class healthy and ready to learn.
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TriCornerNews.com May 27, 2020 KAITLIN LYLE email@example.com The North East (Webutuck) Central School District in Dutchess County was able to progress with its plans for an in-school based health clinic by securing a $100,000 grant from the Foundation for...read more
POLITICO By Anna Gronewold 05/15/2020 03:20 PM EDT ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is placing his trust on a blend of “common sense” and politicians' thirst for reelection in Congress to avoid looming cuts to health care and education in New York. Cuomo on Friday changed...read more
Politico By Anna Gronewold, Shannon Young, Nick Niedzwiadek 05/13/2020 ALBANY — New York will unbolt the doors on some of its businesses on Friday. But for communities from Brookhaven to Buffalo, big hits are still coming. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is...read more
Virtually all of health care is affected, from surgical practices to dentists to community health centers, which serve 29 million predominately poor patients, to school-based health clinics and emergency ambulance services Rome News Tribune By Christine Vestal and...read more
SBHC Director & ER nurse-practitioner: ‘You don’t just walk away unchanged when something like that happens’
Peter D. Kramer and Seth Harrison, Rockland/Westchester Journal News USA TODAY NETWORK Lohud.com 4-30-20 Catherine Hopkins, a nurse practitioner at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Yonkers, photographed April 22, 2020. She now splits her time between the screening tent,...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.