School-based health care is a powerful investment in the health and academic potential of children and adolescents. This model delivers convenient, accessible, and wide-ranging primary and mental health care services to students where they already spend most of their time: in school.
At the heart of the model is the partnership between the schools and health centers that give or support the services offered to the students. This resource explores:
- the value of school and health center collaboration,
- the benefits that health centers and schools get from the collaboration, and
- the supports in place that help health centers work with their local schools.