HEALTHY KIDS LEARN BETTER
The Ohio School Based Health Alliance (the Ohio Alliance) is a statewide professional organization to provide advocacy and technical assistance and to support high quality, sustainable models of care in school settings, new school-based health partnerships may experience preventable barriers diminishing their impact and long-term viability.
ABOUT OHIO'S SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CENTERS
For 30 years, school-based health centers (SBHCs) in Ohio have been improving the health and education outcomes of the students that they serve. School-based health centers and integrated models of school-based care in Ohio have grown to over 85 traditional school health clinics and more than a dozen mobile health units that provide health services to students across the state. School clinics have also seen an increase in tele-health visits for both primary care and behavioral health services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
SBHCs are continuing to grow across the state. The map below currently represents fixed in-school clinic sites that the Ohio Alliance is aware of. As the organization grows we are committed to making sure that every SBHC and school-based health service is counted! We look forward to being able to update this map every 6 months and being able to highlight in-school clinics, mobile clinics, as well as dental and vision services in the future.
Questions about School-Based Health Centers? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions Document!
THE OHIO ALLIANCE IS HIRING!
Now Open: Position for Executive Director
The Executive Director serves as the Chief Staff Executive of the Ohio School Based Health Alliance and the Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors and the Alliance. In these capacities, the Executive Director recommends and participates in the development of plans and programs and in formulating policy; conceptualizes the Alliance’s entry into new areas of endeavor and prepares working documents for the use of the Board of Directors; implements the mission, goals and strategic priorities; provides support and direction to the Board of Directors; oversees Alliance relations, support, outreach and education on all matters related to school health; and supervises the Alliance’s day to day operations.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: STRATEGIC PLANNING CONSULTANT
The Ohio School-Based Health Alliance Board is requesting proposals from qualified strategic planning consultants to conduct a far-reaching and inclusive input process to inform a Strategic Plan and guide the organization’s work over the next 3-5 years.
By supporting the whole child in under resourced communities, Ohio SBHCs have accomplished:
-Increased preventive care (annual physicals and immunizations)
-Increased access to health care during pandemic, including expansion of telehealth services
-COVID-19 consulting, testing, and vaccinations in schools
-Improved access to mental health, dental, and vision services
-Chronic disease management
2022 CENSUS OF SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS
The School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) is conducting the 2022 Census of School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs), in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School Health Services Research and Evaluation Team, to collect updated information on SBHC locations and services nationwide.
This survey will help us learn more about the national landscape of SBHCs and asks about sponsoring/administrative and partner organization(s); schools with access to the SBHC(s); funding and revenue source(s); services and staffing; and sustainability activities.
LEVERAGING HEALTHCARE PARTNERS IN SCHOOL PLANNING: COVID-19 & BEYOND
In this uncertain time, schools must develop operational plans that are specific enough to allay fears and provide clear direction for all stakeholders, yet flexible enough to ensure they can pivot in-sync with the ever-evolving health crisis. This document aims to help schools with this enormous task by providing recommendations for creatively using local healthcare partners during COVID-19 and beyond.
OHIO ALLIANCE LEADERSHIP
In late 2020 and early 2021, the newly elected Board of Directors reinstated the 501c3 status of OSBHA, identified a point of contact for each of the provider entities in the growing network of school-based providers and held two statewide meetings.
Katie Davis, The MetroHealth System
Mary Kay Irwin & Theresa Hatton, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Immediate Past President
Marilyn Crumpton, Growing Well
Julie DiRossi-King & Kelly Carey, Ohio Association of Community Health Centers
Carrie Baker & Heidi Christman, Health Impact Ohio
Mary Francis, Interact for Health
Francie Wolgin, Growing Well
NEWS & UPDATES
Learn more about how communities around the state will use the funds to expand or build school health centers:
NATIONWIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL WINS AWARD FROM HHS FOR INCREASING VIRTUAL HEALTH CARE ACCESS AND QUALITY THROUGH COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS
The Ohio Alliance is fulfilling our mission with the support of these generous supporters