Strategies to Sustaining School-Based Health Centers: A Five Year Perspective
This session will present strategies used by SHC to have FQHCs successfully adopt SBHCs, including partnership development, buy-in from FQHCs, funding and staffing transitions, increasing revenue and securing external funding and support. Successes, challenges and lessons learned will be examined to determine the effectiveness of SBHCs when operated by FQHCs. Reflections of SBHC sustainability efforts over the last five years will be shared as well as recommended strategies to begin the operational transition of SBHCs to sustainable models.
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Discuss methods to transfer operation and sponsorship of school-based health centers to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) Assess methods to ensure continuity and expansion of services provided to students, in addition to a comprehensive referral mechanism to community clinics Compare university operated school-based health centers to centers operated by federally qualified health centers Identify barriers to transitioning operation of a school-based health center to a FQHC Describe strategies for sustaining school health centers and increasing revenue
Keyword(s): Adolescents, Sustainability
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the principal or co-principal of multiple grants focusing on school health and adolescent health. I have more than 15 years of program planning and research experience on the health of children and adolescents.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.