School-Based Health Alliance

School-Based Health Alliance was founded in 1995 and is the national voice for school-based health centers (SBHCs). Built from the grassroots up by individuals from state and federal government agencies, national and regional foundations, child health and education organizations and SBHCs, we are a true reflection of the field we support. Our mission is to improve the health status of children and adolescents by advancing and advocating for school-based health care. Our vision is that all children are healthy and achieving to their fullest potential. School-Based Health Alliance believes that: Children and adolescents need high quality, accessible, culturally competent, comprehensive heal...
May 20, 2014

Youth Track Scholarships

2014 Youth Track

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, we are able to provide seven scholarships to high school students from around the country to attend the 2014 National School-Based Health Care Convention in Seattle, Washington this summer. These youth will have the opportunity to develop leadership and advocacy skills, meet other student leaders who are passionate about adolescent health issues, and network with experts in the school-based health care field.

CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and the School-Based Health Alliance Announce New Directions for School-Based Health Grantees

School-Based Health Alliance, in partnership with CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, aim to create the next generation of school-based health centers (SBHCs) through the New Directions for School-Based Health Grants initiative. Funded by CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and administered by School-Based Health Alliance, grants were awarded to nine SBHC programs in California, Florida, Illinois, New York, Rhode Island, and Texas.

The initiative will build the capacity of the school-based health care field to become integrated and active participants in the larger health care ecosystem through policy and practice solutions in four focus areas:  1) Adopting a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practice; 2) Building a financially sustainable business model; 3) Implementing public health strategies to achieve population-level change; and 4) Engaging parent and youth consumers to improve health literacy and self-management.

To learn more about the New Directions for School-Based Health Grants initiative, the grantees, and each grant project, please visit our website.

Welcome Delaware!

We are pleased to announce that the Delaware School Based Health Alliance has officially joined as our newest co-branded state affiliate. We look forward to working with them to advance school-based health care in Delaware!

Feb 19, 2014

It's School-Based Health Care Awareness Month!

Awareness Month
Awareness Month

Thank you for donating to the School-Based Health Alliance. You can read about some of our recent and upcoming activities below.

It’s National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month!

February is National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month! Throughout the month, the School-Based Health Alliance and our partners have been collecting and sharing stories about how school-based health centers (SBHCs) are leading the way in providing preventative health care services for our nation’s children and adolescents. Visit our website to read stories from New Mexico and Connecticut, and stay tuned for more updates throughout the rest of the month!

School-Based Health Alliance Urges Congress to Pass SBHC Program Authorization Bill

Legislation to allow $50 million in operations funding for SBHCs (H.R. 2632) was introduced in Congress by Rep. Lois Capps (CA 24) and dozens of other Representatives. The School-Based Health Alliance is doing everything it can to urge Members of Congress to pass this bill. But we also need every SBHC provider and advocate across the country to contact their representatives in order to secure these funds for the only federal program exclusively dedicated to SBHCs. Click here NOW to engage your national elected officials in this vital campaign!

Save the Date for the 2014 National School-Based Health Care Convention

The 2014 National School-Based Health Care Convention will be held at the Westin Hotel in Seattle, WA, June 29 – July 2, 2014. The 2014 theme is School-Based Health Care: The Convergence of Population Health, Education, and Primary Care. The preliminary program and a link for registration will be posted on our website soon, so check back often!


Nov 19, 2013

Exciting Update from our Youth Advisory Council

Our youth council meets US Secretary of Education
Our youth council meets US Secretary of Education

Thank You for Your Support!

Thank you for supporting the School-Based Health Alliance. We are so close to our $24,000 goal! With the end of 2013 quickly approaching, we hope you will consider us when making your year-end donations.

We have two great updates for you in this report. The first involves an exciting meeting our Youth Advisory Council held in Washington, DC. The second is an update on the 2014 National School-Based Health Care Convention, to be held in Seattle, Washington.

Our Youth Advisory Council Meets with U.S. Secretary of Education

The five members of the School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council travelled to Washington, DC September 26 to meet with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, along with members of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Council provided the Secretary with insight into how the Affordable Care Act affects young people and offered suggestions to the administration on how they can encourage young people to enroll in the upcoming health care exchanges. 

152 Abstracts Submitted for the 2014 Convention

Our call for abstracts closed for the 2014 National School-Based Health Care Convention closed on November 12. This year we received 152 abstracts, more than we received for the 2013 convention. We are reviewing the abstracts now and are excited to announce the workshops and presenters for the 2014 convention. Stay tuned for more information!

2014 National Convention Logo
2014 National Convention Logo