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School-Based Health Alliance Contact Information:
1010 Vermont Ave NW #816, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 638-5872

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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

Learn more about school-based health care and school-based health centers (SBHCs).

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.

See staff bios here.


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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

9/30/20 SBHA news release: School-Based Health Alliance Celebrates Passage of School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act: Alliance Urges Senate to Pass Companion Bill Approaches

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

5/30/21 The Hechinger Report: “Nation’s skeletal school mental health network will be severely tested”

5/30/21 USA Today: “Students returning to school after COVID-19 facing scarce mental health resources”

12/18/20 The Hill: “The Biden administration must dramatically expand school-based health care”

9/24/20 Education Week: “When There’s a COVID-19 Vaccine, School Employees Could Be Among the First to Get It”

9/15/20 Washington Post op-ed by SBHA President Robert Boyd calling for $1 trillion investment to help children in poverty.

7/24/20 Stanford Social Innovation Review: “Creating a Better World Means Asking Better Questions”

4/29/20 Pew Stateline: “Many Health Providers on Brink of Insolvency”

9/9/19  Health Affairs (blog): “A Mapping Tool To Address Health And Education Disparities And Improve Access To School-Based Health Care

4/24/19 KUNM radio “School-Based Health Centers Explained” 

Local School-Based Health Care Stories

3/19/21 Bradenton Herald: “Health centers at Manatee schools demonstrate strategic thinking”

3/17/21 Concentrate (Michigan): “School-based health centers in Ypsilanti area remove barriers to good health

1/28/21 Connecticut Health I-Team: “School-Based Health Centers Remain Vital Resource During Pandemic” 

12/7/20 MissouriNet: “New data shows 57% of Missouri K-12 students have access to school-based health care”

11/17/20 North Carolina Health News: “School-based health centers fill rural provider vacuum”

9/28/20  University of Hawai’i News: “Nursing dean named 2020 School-Based Health Care Champion”

10/12/20 Missouri Net: “Missouri’s school nurses are on the front lines of COVID-19 response within classrooms

3/23/20 EdSource: “Coping with stress of coronavirus crisis a challenge for California’s students”

2/1/20  Bradenton Herald: “‘A true gift.’ Manatee district opens its first health clinic at Bradenton high school”

2/6/20 KCUR public radio: “Kansas City Metro Districts Add School-Based Clinics To Help More Kids Get Routine Health Care”

7/4/19 Orange County Register: “California school-based health centers bridge gap to uninsured children” 

Learn more

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.

September 2020 Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Education Redesign Lab: “Realizing the Potential of School-Based Health Centers: A Research Brief and Implementation Guide” 

September 2020 Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Education Redesign Lab: “Re-Envisioning School-Based Health Centers During Covid-19: A Spotlight on Innovative 

May 2019 Health Affairs (journal article): “Twenty Years Of School-Based Health Care Growth And Expansion”

February 2019 Pediatrics (journal article): “The Link Between School Attendance and Good Health”