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InformNY.com 2/3/20 North Country Family Health Center (NCFHC) joins School-Based Health Center (SBHC) providers and advocates from across the nation in recognizing the month of February as National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. National School-Based...read more
NYSBHA Board member, Ben Anderson of CDF-NY, weighs in on proposed Medicaid changes under MRT II City Limits 1/31/20 In a sprawling nearly-twelve hour long hearing on Wednesday in which over 60 health care advocates, policy makers and government officials were signed...read more
Rochester University earns first Community Engagement Classification from Carnegie Foundation for Partnerships & Programs, including SBHCs
UofR Newscenter 1/31/20 The University of Rochester received one of the Carnegie Foundation's 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement. This is the first time that the...read more
By Shannon Young POLITICO 1/07/2020 12:24 PM EST Nearly two dozen organizations representing New York hospitals, nursing homes, physicians and other health care providers called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week to immediately reverse the reduced Medicaid spending that...read more
A state Supreme Court justice has struck down New York's ban on the sale of certain flavored electronic liquids, granting an injunction sought by the vaping industry that challenged the legality and constitutionality of an emergency order issued in September of last...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.