New Directions for School-Based Health

The School-Based Health Alliance is pleased to partner with the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust to create the next generation of school-based health centers (SBHCs). The New Directions for School-Based Health Grant—funded by CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and administered by the School-Based Health Alliance—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.

Grantees will improve access to health services for children and create system level changes that elevate the role of SBHCs in achieving population-level outcomes. The transformational framework for the New Directions project includes:

  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.

We are proud to announce the nine grants awarded to SBHCs in California, Florida, Illinois, New York, Rhode Island, and Texas. Click on the sites below to learn more about each project.

Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing in partnership with a health facility Loyola University Health System (LUHS)-Trinity CHE
Maywood, IL

Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation School Health Initiative of the University of Miami
Miami, FL

Thundermist Health Center
Woonsocket, RI

Health Choice Network of Florida, Inc.
Miami, FL

Erie Family Health Center
Chicago, IL

New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Center for Community Health and Education
New York, NY

Sisters of Charity Hospital
Buffalo, NY

Family Health Centers of San Diego
San Diego, CA

Project Vida Health Center
El Paso, TX