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National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month

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A spotlight on our Field

During February, we celebrate our successes and raise awareness about how SBHCs improve access to health care services for children and adolescents and make a difference in their lives today and in the future. Many states plan legislative visits, state capitol visits, special recognition, youth advocacy events, and more. 

All children and adolescents deserve to thrive and grow into the young adults 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 healing takes place with our youth.

This Year Campaign #MySBHCStory

Join our movement and share your personal journey with SBHCs! Whether it’s a transformative health experience or an inspiring educational story, we want to hear how SBHCs have touched your life. Together, let’s illuminate the profound impact of School-Based Health Centers on our communities.

Shared stories from states

2024 Awareness Month Resources

Have a question about the event? We provide some resources for you here.


Find the guideline for social media posts here

Find graphics to promote the events throughout your channels here

Learn more about the Partnering with Schools To Improve Youth Mental Health: A Resource for Community Mental Health and Substance Use Care Organizations here.

Learn more about the toolkit here.

School nurses and school-based health centers working together share a
critical mission: protecting and advancing the health and well-being of our
nation’s school-age children. One does not replace the need for the other. Read more
Each has a distinct and complementary function.

Ready to Share your SBHCs Story?

We want to hear from you! Tell us (or show us!) what you did for awareness month. Email your story to us (, and remember to include pictures! With your permission, we’ll use your story for future blogs and social media posts.