Inland Empire School Health Coalition

There is growing recognition in the role health and well-being plays in the success of students. School-based health centers (SBHCs), defined as health clinics located on or near school campuses where children and youth can get immediate help for acute and chronic conditions as well as preventative care, are positioned to help create more equitable access to care for youth.

Interest and momentum are building among local stakeholders in the Inland Empire region of California (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties) to develop new school-based health and wellness centers.

California School-Based Health Alliance’s new Student Health Index designed to identify opportunities to expand health care in schools, revealed that San Bernardino County has five of the top ten school districts with the highest ratio of high need schools to total schools.

Purpose

The purpose of the Inland Empire School-Based Health Centers Coalition (coalition) is to expand and support the SBHC movement, and to facilitate greater engagement, investment, and proliferation of school health services, all of which equate to greater access for youth.

Goals

Develop Partnerships

Leverage Support

Technical Assistance

  • Support needs assessment efforts

  • Foster networking

  • Identify and connect potential partners

  • Convene school administrators to generate buy-in


  • Exchange ideas and share resources

  • Providing foundational content trainings on school health


  • Explore funding opportunities to support expansion and development of SBHCs

Develop Partnerships

  • Support needs assessment efforts

  • Foster networking

  • Identify and connect potential partners

Leverage Support

  • Convene school administrators to generate buy-in


  • Exchange ideas and share resources

Technical Assistance

  • Providing foundational content trainings on school health


  • Explore funding opportunities to support expansion and development of SBHCs

Steering Committee

The development and maintenance of the coalition is supported by the California School-Based Health Alliance.

We do this in partnership with representatives from partner health, education, and community based agencies from throughout the region.

The steering committee provides leadership and guidance around the development and operations of the coalition, which includes planning convenings and serving as a channel of communication about school-based health care.

Resources from Past Meetings