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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Addressing Diabetes Factors in Elementary School Aged Children: Health centers, in collaboration with schools and other community partners, can play a powerful role in performing appropriate screening, prevention, and management of elementary-aged children with obesity and other pre-diabetic indicators. This resource highlights ways health centers (such as federally qualified health centers) can enhance these efforts through school partnerships.

The Blueprint is a tool to help guide the design, operation, and expansion of your SBHC program to meet the needs of your students and community.

Business Measures Definitions and QI Toolkit: Boost your SBHC business IQ with this toolkit, which features case studies and FAQs to help SBHC professionals track utilization, reimbursement, and efficiency measures.

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.

Clinical Performance Measures Definitions and QI Toolkit: This resource will guide you through every step to track, report, and improve upon the five national performance measures.

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.

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.

School Oral Health Playbook: The Playbook guides individuals and communities to help improve oral health services and outcomes for the school-age population. It provides links to school oral health strategies, champions, models, resources, and programs. The Playbook meets you where you are and assists you on your journey to improve the oral health of school-age children.

Test Measures Definitions and QI Toolkit: Seat time saved and client experience of care are two performance measures that can demonstrate the uniqueness and value-add of SBHCs to health and education systems. Review measure definitions, guides for collecting these measures, survey instruments, and more.

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.