School Based Health Care SIG

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Since its formation in 1993, the School-based Health Services Special Interest Group (SBHS SIG) has had continuous growth, and currently has over 100 members. The SIG publishes information regularly via the NAPNAP SBHS SIG community, and maintains a clearinghouse of SBHS information. The SBHS SIG collaborates with organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, National Nursing Coalition for School Health and the National Association of School Nurses. Periodically, resources on school-based health care and other pertinent topics are provided to the members of the SIG. Those interested in SBHS SIG membership should contact the national office. Dues are $30.00 per year.

For more information about the School-based Health Services Special Interest Group, please contact



External Resources

  • - Developed by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, this model aims to better align the policies, processes, and practices of education, public health, and school health, and in doing so, improve learning and health.
  • School-Based Health Alliance - An organization aimed on improving the health of children and youth by advancing and advocating for school-based health care.


The School-based Health Services SIG presents a monetary award to go toward NAPNAP Annual Conference expenses. Available only to SBHS SIG members, information regarding application is available via the online community annually. Please check three to six months prior to the conference.


Please visit the Journal of Pediatric Health Care to search for articles on school-based health services.

SIG Officers: 

Co-Chair - Trisha Wendling, DNP, APRN, CNP
Chair - Katherine E. Chike-Harris, DNP, APRN, CPNP, NE
Secretary - Ms. Lydia J. Yeager, DNP, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC