Posts Tagged ‘Partnerships’

Strong Partnerships and a Sound Business Model Help an SBHC Thrive

December 11, 2014

By Laura Brey, Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, School-Based Health Alliance Chicago’s 2014-2015 school year is bright for students attending Sullivan High School, neighboring Kilmer Elementary, their families, and both school faculties. The community is now served by a thriving school-based health center (SBHC) that is providing access...

Chicago Community Partners Come Together to Save Their SBHCs from Closing

December 4, 2014

By Serina Reckling, Policy Analyst, School-Based Health Alliance We at the School-Based Health Alliance routinely preach the importance of strong partnerships between schools and communities to ensure the long-term sustainability of a school-based health center (SBHC) program. On a recent visit to Chicago, I witnessed first-hand just how critical...

SBHC Stakeholder Partnerships

September 19, 2014

Stakeholder partnerships have been the cornerstone of successful SBHCs since their inception in the 1970s. Engagement of key SBHC stakeholders (from within the target community and school) in the initial planning steps is critical. These activities include: conducting a needs assessment, developing the mission and vision, determining location and facility, selection of...