Established in 1993, the School Based Health Care Special Interest Group (SBHC SIG) is a group for members who work in school-based health centers (SBHCs) or those who support them. The purpose of the SBHC SIG is to provide a supportive network of members whose primary role is navigating the health care and social systems for children in rural or underserved areas in order to promote quality health care access.
SBHCs are located nearly every state and the District of Columbia and provide care to children and their families where they spend most of their time, at school and in their community. Child health equity is a major focus for NAPNAP and SBHCs can contribute significantly.
- Please visit the Journal of Pediatric Health Care to search for articles on this topic.
- Our SIG newsletters
- School Based Health Care SIG presents a monetary award to cover expenses for the recipient to attend NAPNAP’s national conference. Available only to SBHC SIG members, information regarding application is available via the online community annually. Please check three to six months prior to the conference.
- WholeChildEducation.org – 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 at improving the health of children and youth by advancing and advocating for school-based health care.