School-based Health Awareness Month 2019

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School-Based Health Centers: Healing Super Heroes Every School Day!
From the School-Based Health Alliance

Every February, the school-based health care community celebrates National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month — an opportunity to recognize our success and raise awareness about how school-based health centers (SBHCs) are revolutionizing the way children and adolescents access health care services.

This year, we’re going back to the basics of school-based health care: How do we define it? What makes the model so effective? How are SBHCs across the country achieving health equity among children and adolescents who unjustly experience disparities in outcomes simply because of their race, ethnicity, or family income? Our message boils down to this:

All children and adolescents deserve to thrive and grow into the super heroes we know they can be. But too many struggle because they lack access to health care services. School-based health care is the solution, bringing health care to where students already spend the majority of their time: in school. When health and education come together, great things happen — and our young super heroes are healed.

Awareness Month Twitter Chat
The hashtag for 2019 Awareness Month is #SBHCmonth19. Awareness Month wouldn’t be complete without our annual Twitter chat! At 2:00pm ET on Thursday, February 21, 2019, we will take Twitter by storm with the #SBHCmonth19 hashtag—and your participation! Stay tuned for the questions we’ll ask. We will send them around one week in advance of the chat.

Last year, the chat garnered 4.6 million impressions on Twitter!