We are committed to helping the school-based health care (SBHC) field improve both the quality of their clinical care and their population health and wellness efforts throughout the school. In order to achieve those ends, the School-Based Health Alliance has developed a collection of resources designed to help clinicians and administrators provide quality health care to students at their school and build sustainable SBHC programs.

In this Section

The Blueprint is a member’s only tool to help guide the design, operation, and expansion of your SBHC program to meet the needs of your students and community.

Core Competencies: We partnered with our state affiliates and experts from the school-based health care field to develop seven core competencies that every SBHC program is expected to demonstrate in its pursuit of student wellness.

Hallways to Health Toolkit: Based on four years of experience with the Hallways to Health model, this online toolkit emboldens the school health field to adopt population-level, school-wide health and wellness initiatives.

SBHC Sustainability: What makes a school-based health center sustainable? We convened a group of experts—SBHC administrators, funders, providers, finance policy analysts, and program evaluators—to answer this question.

Using SBIRT to Address Substance Misuse: SBHC providers are in a unique position to identify at-risk students for substance dependence and addiction. Adopting the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model is an evidence-based approach to identifying, reducing, and preventing substance use, misuse, and dependence in a school-based setting.

The Puzzle: Piecing Together PCMH and SBHCs: This guide aids SBHC providers in adopting key performance and quality improvement strategies that align with national and state-specific patient-centered medical home (PCMH) measures and standards.

Quality Improvement: Practical Solutions for Improving Patient Care: This online guide outline a five step quality improvement process to improve patient care.

Health Centers and Schools: Uniting for Young People’s Success: At the heart of the SBHC model is the partnership between the schools and health centers that give or support the services offered to the students.  This resource explores the value of school and health center collaboration.

SBHC Literature Database: Use this resource to explore more than 140 peer-reviewed articles that have been published about SBHC from the 1970s to the present.

School Oral Health Resource Library: This library is designed to help strengthen and expand school oral health services. Its resources are organized around eight components of school oral health: education; screening and risk assessment; preventive care; care coordination; cleaning, exams, and treatments; integrated services; data and program evaluation; and sustainability

Mapping Tool: This tool allows users to harness the power of geographic information systems (GIS) technology for data-driven decision-making.