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Committed to advancing health care access in schools and helping ensure the health and academic success of youth statewide.


School-based Health Centers in Washington

School-based Health Centers (SBHCs) are emerging in Washington State and across the country as an effective way to deliver consistent, high quality primary health care and mental health services to children and adolescents.



The Need

Washington’s children and youth are suffering the devastating physical, mental and social impacts of a health care crisis. Thousands in every community lack access to quality, affordable and preventive health care.

News & Updates

What is a school-based health center (SBHC)? 

Here is a new one-pager of FAQ to help explain SBHCs in Washington state. 

Take action for school-based health centers

Please contact your U.S. Representatives to request they sign on as co-sponsors of a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the School-Based Health Center Program, which could lead to future federal funding opportunities. Visit the School-Based Health Alliance Advocacy Center for a quick and easy way to share your voice with Washington, D.C.

Funding opportunities

Through the Asthma Demonstration Project Collaborative, eight SBHCs across the country will be selected to received $8,000 to conduct activities aimed at reducing environmental asthma triggers. Applications are due August 17. Visit RAMP’s webpage for more information.

The Community and Consumer Voice (CCV) Committee of HealthierHere is seeking proposals from community-based groups and organizations to conduct education within community about King County’s Medicaid Transformation Work. Go here for more information. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until September 15.  

Welcome to Washington School-based Health Alliance

The Washington School-based Health Alliance is an advocacy organization committed to advancing health care access in schools and helping ensure the health and academic success of children and youth statewide. Washington’s children and youth are suffering the devastating physical, mental and social impacts of a health care crisis. Thousands in every community lack access to quality, affordable and preventive health care.

Untitled-4.jpgThe Washington School-based Health Alliance provides strong leadership in the school-based health care movement through its efforts to build and sustain local, statewide and national support.

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Our Vision

All children and youth are healthy, thriving and successful.

Our Mission

Advance and advocate for school-based health care to ensure the health and academic success of children and youth statewide.

Our Goals

Build local, statewide and national support for school-based health care. Provide strong leadership for the SBHC movement in Washington State.