When children have access to health care, they do better in school. And when children improve in school, their potential for success in life improves. That’s why the Show-Me School-Based Health Alliance (The Alliance) is partnering with schools and health providers throughout Missouri to advance and advocate for school-based health care programs. This approach brings top-quality health services to the place where children spend their time: their schools. As the voice for school-based health in Missouri, the Show-Me School-Based Health Alliance of Missouri is redefining health for kids and teens throughout the state.
We support communities in building and sustaining quality school-based health programs.
Every child and youth in Missouri has an equal opportunity to succeed by assuring access to high quality health care.
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Missouri School-Based Health Updates
The federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced grant awards for this year’s School-Based Health Center Capital Program, and we want to congratulate the ten programs in Missouri that were among the recipients. Overall, programs in Missouri were awarded $918,184 – the second highest total for any state in this round of funding. These funds will help support ten different school-based health programs in Missouri, and greatly aid the growth and momentum of establishing and supporting school-based health centers in our state.
Examples of the programs being funded in Missouri include:
- The Plato R-V School District received $100,000 to remodel space next to the school building for a clinic that will serve both students and members of the community, in partnership with Central Ozarks Medical Center (COMC).
- COMC received $100,000 to expand services in the Waynesville R-VI School District by remodeling space in the high school, where comprehensive medical, dental and behavioral health services will be offered. This project will allow for a more robust presence in the district and for more students and their families to be served.
Learn more about the federal grant opportunity and see the complete list of recipients.