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Committed to advancing health care access in schools and helping ensure the health and academic success of youth statewide.

Benefits of SBHCs

  • Save parents and employers time by allowing students to stay in school to get their health care needs met and easily facilitate follow up care
  • Identify problems earlier through developing on-going relationships with students in the setting where they spend their days
  • Provide easy access to health care that allows students to get timely and appropriate services, keeping them out of the Emergency Department for their primary care needs
  • Engage parents and community by working with families to help them receive services for the physical and emotional development of their children
  • Increase attendance by providing preventive health services, administering medication to students with chronic conditions, enrolling students in health insurance, and providing mental and oral health care on campus (so students can miss less classroom time)
  • Increase school connectedness through the provision of mental health services and involvement and integration with other community services brought into the school
  • Improve student health by managing children with chronic or other underlying illnesses and promoting sound nutrition
  • Reduce barriers to learning with early detection of developmental delays and assist in coordination of subsequent intervention
  • Support teachers and school personnel by educating teachers on how to incorporate strategies that promote child health and development into their daily curriculum

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Image courtesy of Neighborcare Health