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About the School-Based Health Alliance
Founded in 1995, the School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) is a nonprofit organization that advances and informs more than 2,500 school-based health care programs, enabling them to provide high-quality care to the nation’s most vulnerable children. SBHA also supports a network of 22 state affiliates, collaborates with partner organizations in the school health field, and serves as a resource to policymakers in the education and health sectors.
Among its primary functions, SBHA:
- Establishes and advocates for national policy priorities
- Promotes high-quality clinical practices and standards
- Supports data collection and reporting, evaluation, and research
- Provides training, technical assistance, and consultation
President and Chief Executive Officer: Robert Boyd
As President and CEO of the School-Based Health Alliance, Robert directs all planning, policy, administration, and resource development. His top goals for SBHA are to expand its base of political and financial support and grow the school-based health center model nationwide. School-based health centers expand access to health care for low-income children and adolescents, setting them up for success inside and outside of school.
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School-Based Health Alliance News Releases and Public Statements
12/17/21 SBHA news release: SBHA Announces New Capabilities to Children’s Health and Education Mapping Tool
11/8/21 SBHA news release: SBHA Supports School Psychologists in Helping Students Grow, Engage, Advocate, and Rise
5/20/21 SBHA news release: School-Based Health Alliance Celebrates Introduction of “Hallways to Health Care Act”
12/11/20 SBHA public statement: School-Based Health Alliance Recommendations to Biden-Harris Transition Team
9/8/20 SBHA news release: School Health Care Advocates Recognized with School-Based Health Alliance Pioneer Award
7/29/20 Statement from the office of Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD): Sarbanes Advances Bill to Support School-Based Health Centers with video excerpt of SBHA president Robert Boyd’s Congressional subcommittee testimony on the School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) Reauthorization Act
7/28/20 SBHA public statement: School-Based Health Alliance Statement on School Reopenings
School-Based Health Alliance In the News
Local School-Based Health Care Stories
November 2020 School Based Health Alliance President Robert Boyd speaks on “Supporting Families & Schools in Addressing Student Health,” video recording of an online event hosted by the Unity Consortium on 11/30/20, moderated by Chelsea Clinton, and featuring SBHA president Robert Boyd as a panelist.