School-based health centers (SBHCs) are considered by experts as one of the most effective ways to provide primary and preventive health care to children and youth where they are: in school.


School-based health centers (SBHCs) provide comprehensive care to children and adolescents in a setting that is trusted, familiar, and immediately accessible: their school. Over the past four decades, SBHCs have grown from a handful to nearly 2000 across the country. The School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) has played a major role in the expansion.


A child starting school today will retire in about 2083. Let’s face it, most of us have no idea how much the world will have changed in the next 10 years, let alone in 65. Yet, how often do we teachers say that we are preparing our children for the future?

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On November 13, a group of adult learners involved in the Citizens' Committee for Children of New York Community Leadership Course visited P.S. 50 in East Harlem. The focus was on learning about the community school strategy. Visitors praised the knowledge and passion of the staff.

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Leading Educational Change: Global Issues, Challenges, and Lessons on Whole-System Reform. Edited by Helen Janc Malone, Published by Teachers College Press, 2013, Columbia University, New York and London