DOH SBHC Community Advisory Board Report

Read about the recommendations and accomplishments of the first year of DOH’s School-Based Health Center Community Advisory Board. This report summarizes the CAB’s achievements and recommendations from its first year. It also outlines DOH’s response to the feedback, underscoring the importance of this group’s work.

The School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Community Advisory Board (CAB) was created in April 2023 to give input on the Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH) SBHC Grant Program. The CAB has 11 members from different parts of the state and diverse professional backgrounds and age groups. They were selected by DOH staff and partners based on their experiences and passion for youth health and well-being.

The CAB meets monthly to discuss and advise on the SBHC Grant Program activities. The meetings are facilitated by Cardea Services. From April 2023 and April 2024, the CAB accomplished:

  • Established group norms and values
  • Learned about school-based health models
  • Suggested ways to improve engagement efforts
  • Gave feedback on draft SBHC grant program requirements