Policy Updates

In addition to tracking and working on legislation, the California School-Based Health Alliance works closely with state and federal policymakers to advance legislation, administrative policies, and regulations that support school-based health services. Updates on policy changes that we are tracking and leading are included here.

CSHA Sponsors SBHC Bill

The California School-Based Health Alliance is sponsoring a bill to expand and improve school-based health centers (SBHCs) in California. AB 1940 (Salas) updates and modernizes the existing grant program in state law to meet the current needs of California’s SBHCs. The bill passed the Legislature August 25 and now heads to the Governor for signature.

AB 1940:

  • Clarifies the definition of “school-based health center” in statute,
  • Increases the grant amounts for Facilities & Start-up grants, and
  • Adds a new Expansion grant category for existing SBHCs.

It is very important that we let the Governor know how important AB 1940 is for advancing SBHCs and supporting the health and educational equity for students! Download our sample sign-on letter, and follow the directions to send your letter to the Governor!

Post in Support of AB 1940 on Social Media

Check out our social media toolkit to post messages in support of AB 1940.

State SBHC Program Remains Unfunded

Despite CSHA’s and Assemblymember Salas’s efforts, no funding was included in the 2022-23 state budget specifically for the SBHC Support Program already in statute.

We will continue to advocate for the needs of SBHCs, the importance of dedicated funding, and build on our efforts to ensure SBHCs are highlighted in other investments for school health and behavioral health.