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May 17, 20193:31 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered NPR A new study published in JAMA Network Open shows a disturbing sub-trend in suicide-related deaths. Researchers examined more than 85,000 youth suicides that occurred between 1975 and 2016 and found an increase...read more
U.S. Congressman Delgado Appoints Bassett SBHC Co-Director Chris Kjolhede to District Healthcare Advisory Committee
Congressman Antonio Delgado, D-19th, included three Otsego County representatives to a 19th Congressional District Health Care Advisory Committee he announced yesterday to advise him on “skyrocketing costs of healthcare and on healthcare legislation before the...read more
An article authored by Alliance staff is being published in the May issue of Health Affairs. The article, “20 Years of School-Based Health Care Growth and Expansion,” summarizes Census data from the 1998-99 school year to the present. Full Articleread more
The Answer is School-Based Health Centers The Schott Foundation for Public Education shed further light on the connection between cross-sector supports and educational outcomes in its Loving Cities Index released last year. Schott researchers used data from 10 cities...read more
Big cuts proposed for TANF, Social and Community Services, Headstart and Americorps The Chronicle of Social Change shares a review of Trump's 2020 spending proposal, dubbed “A Budget for a Better America,” released late last week, charting budget lines of interest to...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.