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HEALTHY KIDS LEARN BETTER

The Ohio School Based Health Alliance (the Ohio Alliance) is a statewide professional organization that provides advocacy and technical assistance to support high quality, sustainable models of care in school settings.

 
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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!

 
 

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

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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.

Click here to complete the survey

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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.

 
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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.

Board Chair

Katie Davis, The MetroHealth System


Chair-Elect/Vice Chair

Mary Kay Irwin & Theresa Hatton, Nationwide Children's Hospital


Immediate Past President

Marilyn Crumpton, Growing Well

Secretary

Julie DiRossi-King & Kelly Carey, Ohio Association of Community Health Centers

Treasurer

Carrie Baker & Heidi Christman, Health Impact Ohio

Foundation Chairs

Mary Francis, Interact for Health

Francie Wolgin, Growing Well

 
 

OUR SUPPORTERS

The Ohio Alliance is fulfilling our mission with the support of these generous supporters

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON BASE CAMP

Current Base Camp Members Click Here

To establish a Base Camp account, email Ohio Alliance Board Member, Francie Wolgin

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