school health consulting services

“As a result of the consulting services team’s support, we have added three  new comprehensive SBHCs, three new school-based behavioral health programs, and several school health telemedicine programs to school systems throughout the state.”

– Veda Johnson, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Urban Health Program at Emory University


Expert Consulting Services for Your School-Based Health Needs

The School-Based Health Alliance is the premier national provider of technical assistance and training to the school-based health care field. Our consulting team offers more than 250 years of combined experience in planning, implementing, operating, evaluating, and improving school-based health centers and programs. We support community and school partnerships to improve the health of children and adolescents through school-based health care.

Our past and current consulting clients include local, state, national, and philanthropic entities: federally qualified health centers, school districts, hospitals, universities, emerging state affiliates, state health departments, state primary care associations, national non-governmental organizations, and foundations. We work with teams at all stages of SBHC development; clients range from those engaging in initial conversations to identify a school or healthcare sponsor, to organizations who have fully-operational SBHCs and need support in creating improvement plans, and everywhere in between.

Our services

SBHC Start-Up

For groups interested in starting school-based health programs, we offer hands-on consulting related to advisory groups, readiness assessment, business planning, and sustainability. We also support entities in developing and facilitating planning grants.

Learn more about SBHC Planning Checklist

SBHC Improvement Assessment and Coaching

For existing school-based health programs, we offer personalized consulting to support improvement in the realms of partnerships, sound business practices, and high quality practice.

SBHC State Leadership Development

We provide coaching and technical assistance to state-level stakeholders who are interested in building coalitions and grassroots movements to support and strengthen school-based health care in their states, including those who are interested in developing state affiliate school-based health alliances.


We offer trainings on a variety of topics related to school-based health care, including SBHC 101, core competencies for school-based health care, partnerships, marketing, quality improvement, and sustainability.

“[The School-Based Health Alliance’s] tools, resource materials, and consultation have helped our Elev8 school-based health centers in community schools in Chicago, IL, Baltimore, MD, Oakland, CA, and New Mexico develop and implement partnerships, business models, and quality practices leading to sustainable school-based health center programs.”

 – Naomi Post, JD, Program Executive, Atlantic Philanthropies     

To Learn More…

We invite you to contact us at to discuss individualized consulting options. Our consulting team will respond to your email with a few questions to learn more about your goals and set up a call to discuss your needs and budget. On the call, we will share our initial thoughts on possible ways to work together. From there, we will develop and share a proposal with detailed deliverables and pricing.