How School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) Partner with Schools to Support Student Health and Wellbeing

SBHCs provide the nation’s vulnerable children and youth with access to primary care, mental health, oral health, and vision care, where they spend the majority of their time – at school. Working at the intersection of health and education, SBHCs collaborate with school staff, families, students, and community partners to provide holistic, integrated care. Evidence shows that this collaboration, care coordination, and youth engagement results in not only improved student, school staff, and community health literacy and outcomes, but also contributes to positive educational outcomes including reduced absenteeism, decreased disciplinary actions and suspensions, and improved graduation rates. Now, with a national youth mental health crisis, partnerships between schools, community partners, and SBHCs are critical. Learn about the SBHC model and how collaborating with an SBHC can provide comprehensive, coordinated care…and create brighter futures for students.

Katy Stinchfield
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On-Demand Exclusive
Health & Wellness
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