School-Based Health Centers: Expanding the Knowledge and Vision


School-based health centers offer an effective alternative for providing primary care, mental and dental health care, preventative care, and chronic disease management for school-age children who lack access to quality care.

In 2006, the Buffalo and Syracuse City school districts began using the Centers for Disease Control Coordinated School Health Program to establish a framework for health planning in their districts.

Building on what we learned from this work, in 2009, we commissioned a report by the New York State Coalition for School Based Health Centers. This report on the school-based health center model in New York State highlights the history, benefits and current status of school-based health centers. We also asked the New York State Coalition to make recommendations for how we could advance the school-based health center model in our regions.

Focus Area: Young Children Impacted by Poverty

Category: Evaluation, Infographic, Report, Toolkit

Date Published: July 1, 2009