Connecticut School-Based Health Alliance Affiliate Receives $75K Grant

Connecticut Association of School-Based Health CentersThe Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers, Inc. (CASBHC) received a $75,000 grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation to build upon their Patient-Centered School-Based Health Care (PC-SBHC) project, which began in 2015. This new grant will provide a second year of funding to promote SBHCs as a type of patient-centered medical home that provides primary care coordination for the unique needs of children and adolescents in New York and Connecticut.

Connecticut is one of several states participating in the School-Based Health Alliance’s state policy learning collaborative. One of the primary goals of this initiative is to develop a policy framework that secures both a role and reimbursement for SBHCs in states’ delivery and payment reform strategies. Advancing the patient-centered school based health care model has been a priority goal for the Connecticut state team since the inception of this project, and we are pleased to see continued commitment and partnership from state-based philanthropy to achieve this goal.

“While families are encouraged to establish a medical home in the community, school-based health centers in Connecticut report that the vast majority of students utilize their school-based health center as their usual source of care,” said Jesse White-Fresé, Executive Director of the Connecticut Association of School-Based Health Centers. “School-based health centers feature unparalleled access to children and adolescents in the school setting and must build upon the many factors that are the hallmark of the integrated care model.”

Congratulations to our state affiliate organization in Connecticut. The School-Based Health Alliance looks forward to seeing the results from the Patient-Centered School-Based Health Care project!

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