What We Do

The role of the Washington School-Based Health Alliance is to support and advance school-based health care in Washington through:


  • Education of the public, stakeholders in health and education, and policymakers about the health care needs of Washington’s children and the role of school-based health centers in advancing health and academic equity for all students
  • Advocacy with foundations, businesses, government entities, individuals and other funders to provide supportive policy and funding for school-based health centers
  • Partnership with other organizations invested in the health and education of our youth to build support and leverage resources for school-based health care


  • Technical assistance to those exploring or providing school-based health care
  • Resources and tools for planning, implementing, and sustaining school-based health centers and improving the scope and quality of care they provide
  • Learning opportunities for school-based health care personnel, administrators and supporters through events and communication

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Information about school-based health centers, their benefits in health and academic outcomes for children and youth, and the landscape of SBHCs in Washington state
  • Communication about funding, training, advocacy, and job opportunities in school-based health care, through our quarterly newsletter and blog
  • Networking among stakeholders in school-based health care by connecting individuals and stakeholders