School-based health centers have been opening across the country as a new method to provide healthcare to vulnerable populations. In 2014, there were 2,315 school-based health centers across the country, marking a 20% increase since 2011 according to the School-Based Health Alliance. According to a 2014 census by the alliance, 76.5% of school-based health centers are located in schools where more than half the students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.

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