School-based health centers (SBHCs) promote health and educational equity because they:
- Increase school attendance.
- Help eligible students enroll in health insurance.
- Connect students’ family members with health coverage.
- Provide reimbursable health services in schools.
- Offer services that support at-risk students.
- Promote healthy school practices through nutrition, physical activity, and health education.
- Improve wellness policies and health programs.
- Build local partnerships to support expanded health services.
- Reduce emergency room visits.
- Create a positive school climate that fosters learning.
Learn more about school-based health in California.