The Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers, with the generous support of the Connecticut Health Foundation, recently released "Healthy Smiles, Brighter Outcomes", a collection of stories from students that use dental services in their school based health centers.
Community Preventive Services Task Force Report
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends the implementation and maintenance of school-based health centers (SBHCs) in low-income communities to improve educational and health outcomes.
CASBHC Awarded 2-year Oral Health Advocacy Grant
The Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers was awarded a two-year grant from the CT Health Foundation to continue building upon and strengthening the system of oral health advocates among school based health center staff, students, and parents to increase the number of dental programs in schools.
As the momentum for adopting alternative payment models develops and influences the reimbursement of Medicaid services, school-based health centers should be included in APM models.
Promoting health equity through education programs and policies, improving educational and health outcomes
A snapshot from the Connecticut Department of Public Health based on an analysis of annual reports from 2014-2015. Child and adolescent mental/behavioral health is important to overall health. Research determines that one-half of all lifetime diagnosable mental health conditions begin by the age of 14.