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Students perform better when they show up for class healthy and ready to learn.
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Latest News & Events
Students at Lyme Central School are now able to get free dental services without leaving the building. The North Country Family Health Center cut the ribbon on its newest school-based dental health program after a $300,000 state grant with help from Senator Patty...read more
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $11 million in funding to 120 school-based health centers to increase access to mental health, substance abuse, and childhood obesity-related services in...read more
January 25, 2019 HEALTH PULSE TEAM Crain's New York New York health care providers are working together to better train their staff to help trafficked persons when they seek care. More than 30 experts in the fields of medicine, social services and criminal justice...read more
Whitney Young Health Blog 1/14/19 Whitney Young Health’s mobile health unit, Whitney on Wheels (WOW), has expanded their reach and added three new community locations to their lineup: Menands School District, Equinox, Inc.’s Transitional Living Program and Hope 7’s...read more
The Daily Gazette 1/14/19 School-based Hometown Health clinics at Schenectady High School and Mont Pleasant Middle School have expanded to reach more than 1,000 students and are continuing to add services. The clinics – opened in November 2016 as a partnership between...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.