Child & Adolescent Health
School-based health centers play a vital role in keeping children healthy and in school by providing immunizations on-site, dietary and exercise counseling, medication management, and asthma treatment.
Estimates show that only a 1/4 of children who need mental health care receive it. Of those who receive mental health services, 70 - 80 % received that care in a school setting. The CT State Department of Education has found that only school-based health care systems devoted to regular education students' mental health needs in Connecticut are the Connecticut School-Based Health Care Center program.
Emergency Preparedness & Bioterrorism
Creating a school-based all-hazards emergency response plan focusing on pediatric protocols and effective response to chemical, biological, nuclear, and unintentional public health emergencies such as natural disasters and emerging infections.
School-based health centers expand school health services and links to community-based health care systems and school climate. Health centers enhance accessibility, provide high-quality health care, and address both children and adolescents' long- and short-term needs.
Person-Centered Medical Homes
School-based health centers work with the National Committee for Quality Assurance to achieve the person-centered medical home model. There are currently 19 school-based health centers working towards person-centered medical home recognition or accreditation through its parent entity.
Connecticut State Department of Public Health
Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services Advocacy Support
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