2019 National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month

School-Based Health Centers: Healing Super Heroes Every School Day!

Every February, the school-based health care community celebrates National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month—an opportunity to recognize our success and raise awareness about how school-based health centers (SBHCs) are revolutionizing the way children and adolescents access health care services.

In 2019, we went back to the basics of school-based health care: How do we define it? What makes the model so effective? How are SBHCs across the country achieving health equity among children and adolescents who unjustly experience disparities in outcomes simply because of their race, ethnicity, or family income? Our message boiled down to this:

All children and adolescents deserve to thrive and grow into the super heroes we know they can be. But too many struggle because they lack access to health care services. School-based health care is the solution, bringing health care to where students already spend the majority of their time: in school. When health and education come together, great things happen—and our young super heroes are healed.

Awareness Month Twitter Chat

The hashtag for 2019 Awareness Month was #SBHCmonth19, and the month wouldn’t have been complete without our annual Twitter chat. On Thursday, February 21, 2019, you joined us to take Twitter by storm—and that’s exactly what we did! Click here to see an executive summary of our most successful Twitter chat EVER, which garnered almost 13 million impressions!

What’s Your SBHC Story?

We want to hear from you! What did you do for awareness month? Email your story to Anna Burns (aburns@sbh4all.org) and don’t forget to include pictures! With your permission, we’ll use your story for future blogs and social media posts.

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