Healthy Kids Make Better Learners

Connecticut Association of 
School Based Health Centers

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CASBHC awarded grant from CT Health Foundation 

CASBHC has been awarded $108,267 (15 months) from CT Health Foundation for the 2nd cohort of SBHCs participating in the CT SBHC Quality Initiative. This grant will allow the association to continue its work helping school-based health centers collect, report, and track their performance on quality measures. It will expand this project to four additional organizations that operate 10 school-based health centers: Branford Public Schools, Stratford Health Department, Optimus Health Care in Bridgeport, and Child and Family Agency in Southeastern Connecticut.

CASBHC Addresses Chronic Absentessism

Jesse White-Fresé – Executive Director of CASBHC, and Sue Peters – Director of School Based Health Centers for New Haven Public Schools‘ SBHC Program, recently presented on “School Based Health Centers: Partners to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism” to the State Department of Education’s Chronic Absence Workgroup.  The presentation described the critical importance of addressing health issues that impact absenteeism.  You can review the presentation here.

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends the
implementation and maintenance of school-based health centers
(SBHCs) in low-income communities to improve educational and
health outcomes.
Facts about Health 

The Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers is an advocacy and networking organization committed to increasing access to quality health care for all children and adolescents in Connecticut schools.

Connecticut’s school based health centers have been delivering comprehensive health care to students in schools for 30 years -- where they spend 25% of their day.  Today, there are more than 96 school based health centers in the state, and the number keeps growing each year.  The centers have become part of the essential system of care for children and adolescents, providing physical, mental health, and oral health services to over 44,000 students annually in 26 communities.


An investment in CASBHC, is an investment in the health of a child and the future of Connecticut.