Monday, May 4, 2015 - 1:03pm
It's SBHC Awareness Month

April is School-Based Health Center Awareness Month in West Virginia. To commemorate our 30 days of celebration, school-based health centers (SBHCs) around the state are spreading the word about the good things that they do to keep students healthy and ready to learn. 

SBHCs are like having a doctor’s office on school grounds.  They provide essential preventive services such as well child exams, immunizations, health education and help manage chronic diseases like diabetes and asthma. They are a low cost, incredibly effective model for delivering health care to students, and they provide these services regardless of the family’s ability to pay. 

With a SBHC in a school, attendance goes up, behavioral problems go down, there are fewer dropouts and students are more likely to succeed academically.

You can learn more about SBHCs from a national perspective by visiting the School-Based Alliance's website.

You can check out our 2014-2015 annual report here

The Sisters of St. Joseph Health and Wellness Foundation released their annual report this month as well. We thank them for their continued support. 

Currently, West Virginia has 110 SBHCs in 35 counties, providing access to care to over 65,000 students. More centers will be opening before the end of the school year. Check back to our website for updates, or you can join our listserv here


 The mission of the West Virginia School-Based Health Assembly (WVSBHA) is to advance comprehensive health care in school settings through responsive policies, practices, and partnerships. Formed in 1995, WVSBHA serves as the lead membership organization and unified voice in the state for the advancement of school-based health care. Photo Contest Winner- KCDHC-2.jpg

Through collaboration of individuals and organizations that represent and support school-based health centers and services, WVSBHA supports the belief that all West Virginia children and youth have a fundamental right to access and receive comprehensive primary health care and prevention services. Health Alliance affiliate logo.jpg


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