From Vision to Reality

This toolkit on starting a school-based health center (SBHC) is a comprehensive resource for anyone seeking to expand health services for students. We hope that it will grow initial sparks of interest into full-fledged school health centers, regardless of whether it is a school nurse, community clinic, school administrator, or mental health provider who spearheads the process.

This toolkit covers many issues commonly of interest to those starting an SBHC, including SBHC community planning, youth engagement, health center structure and staffing, funding, licensing and regulations in California, operations, facilities, and evaluation. It also contains sample job descriptions, clinic floor plans, consent forms, surveys and other resources that will help make your vision a reality!

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Members of the California School-Based Health Alliance can receive technical assistance to help plan and establish an SBHC. Not yet a member of the California School-Based Health Alliance? Become a member now.