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School-Based Health Center Start-Up Learning Collaborative

January-March 2024

The School-Based Health Alliance is excited to announce a new learning collaborative focused on school-based health center (SBHC) start-up. This initiative aims to support partnerships between healthcare organizations and schools to provide or expand access to primary care and behavioral health services in schools. Throughout the learning collaborative, participating teams will:

  • Learn about the core competencies for SBHCs and practices to support SBHC sustainability.
  • Identify areas of strength and areas for growth.
  • Identify action steps for strengthening partnerships, improving sustainability, and maintaining high-quality care.

This learning collaborative is free and open to school-based health center planning teams, with a focus on Health Center Program and Look-Alike health sponsors. Other health sponsor types are welcome to apply as well. “Health sponsor” refers to the healthcare organization whose staff will provide health services (primary care, behavioral health, etc.) in the SBHC. Teams with existing SBHCs who feel they would benefit from revisiting SBHC basics are also welcome to participate.

The learning collaborative will meet on select Tuesdays between January and March 2024. Continuing education credits will be offered.

For more information, see our program description. To apply, please complete our application form online here (if you would like to see a PDF version of the application questions, please click here). Applications are due November 16, 2023.

For any questions, contact Emily Baldi and Shameka Davis at and

This learning collaborative is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $625,000 with 0%  financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit