School Based Programs
School Based Programs Service Delivery Overview
School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) provide cost-effective and time-efficient services that benefit the community, schools, teachers, parents, and scholars. The 2020 – 21 academic year posed significant challenge to service delivery, but scholars, families, and staff persevered in partnership to participate in needed behavioral health, medical, and dental visits for the elementary school (RMS), middle school (MS), high school (HS) scholars.
IHS Service Delivery Summary 2020-21
Behavioral health services remained fairly consistent through telehealth. The delivery of vital medical and dental services was negatively impacted because more than 50% of scholars remained as remote learners throughout the school year.
The unmet needs of the 2020-21 academic year require laser focus, commitment, collaboration, and investment to aid scholars and families to regain lost ground in their health and wellness.
Response to Community Needs
SBHC staff increased school/family/community engagement:
- Host open house,
- Conduct food drives,
- Conducting self-care groups,
- Providing health education, including a visit by a Planned Parenthood representative and offering afternoon FLEX groups,
- Increasing the hours of dentist on site and garnering a Per Diem Dental Hygienist.
School Based Programs Registration Forms