Diverse communities across California are enthusiastic about the school-based health center (SBHC) model, and many are making it a priority to seek local, state, federal, and philanthropic support to open and sustain SBHCs.

Although many communities have made progress in establishing SBHCs, far more children, youth, and families could benefit from school-based health care. The California School-Based Health Alliance takes a broad view of the policy landscape, and we work to influence administrative, legislative, and organizational policies at the local, state, and federal levels.

Each year, we identify policy priorities, and take positions on relevant legislation, with the goal of advancing health and learning through the expansion and sustainability of SBHCs and school health services.

You can also get updates on school health legislation, learn how health care reform and education policy are impacting school health, and review existing laws related to school health.