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.
The Ct Association of School Based Health Center is committed to advocating for continued funding and support for School Based Health Centers across Connecticut. There are currently 92 school-based health centers providing more accessible, high quality medical, behavioral and oral health care for students.
Connecticut State Department of Public Health
Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services Advocacy Support
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