In February, the traditional awareness month for our field, we celebrate our successes and raise awareness about how school-based health centers (SBHCs) revolutionize the way children and adolescents access health care services.

Many of the states plan legislative visits, state capitol visits, appreciation recognition, youth advocacy events, and the list goes on.  As you deploy your awareness efforts throughout your state, remember the kids at the center of our efforts, and how you and your partners make a difference in our children’s lives today and in their futures.

All children and adolescents deserve to thrive and grow into the young adults we know they can be. But too many struggle because they lack access to health care services. School-based health care is the solution, bringing health care to where students already spend the majority of their time: in school. When health and education come together, great things happen—and healing takes place with our youth


Share Your SBHC Story?


We want to hear from you! Tell us (or show us!) what you did for awareness month. Email your story to us (, and remember to include pictures! With your permission, we’ll use your story for future blogs and social media posts.


2022 Awareness Month Resources