School-Based Health Center Best Practices Checklist

Thank you for using our checklist! We developed this checklist to help SBHCs identify areas where they can strengthen their practices and improve the quality and sustainability of services. Our goal is to help SBHCs maximize their impact in bringing health care to kids. We encourage you to do the assessment quickly. It should only take about 10 minutes. Based on your responses, we will share resources with you that are most relevant to your needs. A copy of your responses will be sent to the email address you provide below. (You might find it interesting to have multiple people associated with your site use the checklist and then compare your answers.)

  • 20 Questions About Your School-Based Health Center

  • Best Practice #1 | Enhance access by bringing health care directly to where students and families are and conducting active school-based outreach to connect students with care.

  • Best Practice #2 | Strengthen prevention and population health by connecting clinical care with public health approaches such as group and classroom education, school wide screenings and prevention programs, creation of healthier environments, or efforts to address the social determinants of health.

  • Best Practice #3 | Offer intensive support for the highest need students by being present on a daily basis to manage chronic disease, address behavioral health issues, deal with crises, and help students and families access resources.

  • Best Practice #4 | Share in the school's mission to improve academic achievement by working together to address absenteeism, school climate, and classroom behavior and performance.

  • Best Practice #5 | Communicate and coordinate care with other providers, partners, and payers to function as an integrated health care system.

  • Next Steps

    Looking back over all of your answers, which of the questions you marked "not really happening" are you most interested in working on? Please include the item number(s) and any other information you'd like to share in the box below.
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