February = National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month!
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 effecting change across the country.
For Awareness Month 2016, we worked to build support for a landmark piece of legislation from Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). This comprehensive school-based health care “vision” bill would provide support for SBHCs to expand clinical operations, innovate service delivery models, maximize reimbursements, and secure SBHCs’ status as safety net and essential community providers.
We held a webinar on February 4 that discussed what’s in the legislation and what you can do to support its passage.
Awareness Month Twitter Chat
We hosted our first annual awareness month Twitter chat on February 23, 2016. We’re happy to say that more than 210 individuals and organizations participated in the chat, garnering over 4.5 million impressions and 1,200+ tweets. The chat focused on how SBHCs improve child and adolescent health. Read the fascinating conversation by searching the #SBHCmonth16 hashtag.