Bridging The Gap Between Health and Education
(860) 291-9787 dpoerio@ihssbhc.org

School Based Programs

School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) provide cost-effective & time-efficient services that benefit the community, schools, teachers, parents and students.

Visits 2016-2017

  • Dental – 15%
  • Medical – 33%
  • Behavioral Health – 52%

Total Revenue 2016-2017

  • Medical – 27%
  • Dental – 34%
  • Behavioral Health – 39%

Cost Effective

  • 48% Increase in number of behavioral health visits at CTRA with the addition of full-time LCSW
  • Increased Medical care by 125% due to a full time APRN at Larson SBHC
  • Within one school year, SBHC staff engaged in many hours of critical, non-billable care coordination services on behalf of their students.

Time Efficient And Prevention Based

  • 2,608 dental sealants completed at Integrated Health Solutions Inc.’s in East Hartford between 2013-2017.
  • 166 physicals exams completed during the 2016-2017 school year alone, including 40 for uninsured students (a 37% increase from FY 2015-2016)
  • The screening component of the ADAPT (Assessing the Development to Assist Preschoolers in Transition) program identified 26% of preschoolers attending School Readiness sites in East Hartford who were exhibiting at-risk behaviors (compared to national average of 4%)

Response to Community Needs

  • IHS staff worked with students to create the World Changers and Power Pushers Group to empower female students as Leaders vs. Bullies
  • CTRA created a food pantry for students and hosted a food drive
  • CBITS & Bounce Back Treatment Groups in Elementary and Middle School
  • Parenting Power parenting groups held at Elementary Schools
  • ADAPT program created to address preschool behavioral health needs
  • AIDS Mobile Theater at the High Schools.
  • IHS responded to need for increased mental health support by hiring additional staff
    • CTRA Social Worker
    • School Readiness Social Worker
    • Goodwin College Behavioral Health Services