Congratulations to San Jose High School Neighborhood Clinic for winning $200 by completing the school-based health center census before the deadline. The clinic’s name was randomly drawn from a list of 68 SBHCs that had completed the census by April 6. We sponsored the raffle and are awarding the clinic a $200 gift card.
The San Jose High School Neighborhood Clinic is one of five school health centers operated by School Health Centers of Santa Clara County, which opened its first school-based health center (SBHC) in 1986. The San Jose High site offers physical exams, monitoring and treatment of chronic diseases, immunizations and tuberculosis skin tests, diagnostic lab tests, prescriptions, confidential reproductive services, mental health services, nutritional counseling and health education, and health insurance enrollment assistance.
About School Health Centers of Santa Clara County
School Health Clinics of Santa Clara County provides easily accessible, quality health care to infants, children and adolescents on school campuses. Clinics are located at schools in four school districts in east San Jose and Gilroy and are open to all children in Santa Clara County.
Clinics are staffed with a nurse practitioner or physician assistant, a bilingual Spanish-speaking medical assistant, and a bilingual Spanish-speaking receptionist. Supervising physicians oversee the clinics under the management of the medical director, Dr. Monica Mensah, who is a board-certified pediatrician with 35 years experience.
About the SBHC Census
Every three years, the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care conducts the census in an effort to assess the growth of the field and use that data to describe the diversity of the model, and advocate to national, state, and local policy makers.
The Census has provided answers to congressional offices during the crafting of the Affordable Care Act, served as a primary source for the General Accounting Office’s report to Congress on SBHCs, and is the sole source of national data on school-based oral health services for Healthy People 2020.
Last year’s $109 million that was awarded to SBHCs nationwide, including $16 million for SBHCs in California, happened largely because the census data showed the positive impact SBHCs have on students, families and communities.
SBHCs can complete the Census online.
SBHCs that have questions about the Census can contact Project Director Samantha Blackburn at 510-268-1038 or firstname.lastname@example.org.