National School Based Health Center Awareness Month
School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) are primary health care and behavioral health care facilities on school grounds serving students through providing safe, convenient, and accessible care to students at school. They reduce barriers to learning, such as absenteeism, illness, and trauma while supporting families, staff, and students’ well-being. SBHCs provide services that improve the social, emotional, and behavioral health of students, as well as minimize the effects of poverty and other adverse experiences on student success. SBHCs also act as resource centers for wellness and prevention and help families navigate the healthcare system. Stephens and Chicot (opening soon!) are the only SBHCs in Pulaski County serving students and their siblings.
Vision Statement: “To improve the health and academic success of the Little Rock School District community by enhancing and expanding physical and mental wellness services through accessible, high-quality, and family-centered primary care and valued partnerships.”