School Based Health Centers- Report Cards
School Based Health Centers (SBHC) are considered by experts as one of the most effective and efficient ways to provide preventive health care. With a parent's consent for services, medical, dental and mental health issues are addressed in the school setting. This proactive approach prevents health issues from becoming acute concerns in the home, emergency room or community. As a result, youngsters miss fewer school days and parents miss fewer days at work.
The Children’s Aid Society operates five SBHCs in New York City. In the following Report Cards we take a snapshot of our SBHC operations for the 2011-2012 school year.