Public Resources

We are committed to helping the school-based health care (SBHC) field improve both the quality of their clinical care and their population health and wellness efforts throughout the school. In order to achieve those ends, the School-Based Health Alliance has developed a collection of resources designed to help clinicians and administrators provide quality health care to students at their school and build sustainable SBHC programs.

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Children’s Health and Education Mapping Tool: This tool allows users to harness the power of geographic information systems (GIS) technology for data-driven decision-making on children and adolescent health care access and utilization.

Core Competencies: We partnered with our state affiliates and experts from the school-based health care field to develop seven core competencies that every SBHC program is expected to demonstrate in its pursuit of student wellness.

Hallways to Health Toolkit: Based on four years of experience with the Hallways to Health model, this online toolkit emboldens the school health field to adopt population-level, school-wide health and wellness initiatives.

Clinical Performance Measures Definitions and QI Toolkit:

Business Measures Definitions and QI Toolkit:

Test Measures Definitions and QI Toolkit:

Health Centers and Schools: Uniting for Young People’s Success: At the heart of the SBHC model is the partnership between the schools and health centers that give or support the services offered to the students.  This resource explores the value of school and health center collaboration.

Quality Improvement: Practical Solutions for Improving Patient Care: This online guide outline a five-step quality improvement process to improve patient care.

SBHC Literature Database: Use this resource to explore more than 140 peer-reviewed articles that have been published about SBHC from the 1970s to the present.

SBHC Sustainability: What makes a school-based health center sustainable? We convened a group of experts—SBHC administrators, funders, providers, finance policy analysts, and program evaluators—to answer this question.

School-Based Health and Medical-Legal Partnerships: In partnership with the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, this online factsheet describes common social and legal needs that affect the health of youth and ways that integrated legal services can help meet those needs. It also examines medical-legal partnership programs at two school-based health centers and shares stories of students benefiting from medical-legal partnership services.

School Oral Health Resource Library: This library is designed to help strengthen and expand school oral health services. Its resources are organized around eight components of school oral health: education; screening and risk assessment; preventive care; care coordination; cleaning, exams, and treatments; integrated services; data and program evaluation; and sustainability.

The Puzzle: Piecing Together PCMH and SBHCs: This guide aids SBHC providers in adopting key performance and quality improvement strategies that align with national and state-specific patient-centered medical home (PCMH) measures and standards.

Using SBIRT to Address Substance Misuse: SBHC providers are in a unique position to identify at-risk students for substance dependence and addiction. Adopting the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model is an evidence-based approach to identifying, reducing, and preventing substance use, misuse, and dependence in a school-based setting.

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