Kristen Pekarek

February Is National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month

This February whole child partner National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (NASBHC) and communities across the nation will celebrate National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. School-based health care centers work to redefine health for kids and teens by providing access to mental health services and oral health care, working to prevent obesity, and addressing other issues that affect young people's lives.

Join us in showing support for all the great work these centers do by involving yourself in this month's celebration. Wondering how you can get involved? Here's a list of activities NASBHC posted on its website to get you started:

  1. Reach out to your school superintendent and ask her to tour your center. NASBHC has put together a guide to help you through this process.
  2. Submit a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. NASBHC has provided sample letters to show you how to do this.
  3. Use your social media channels to share information about school-based health care.
  4. Reach out to NASBHC's staff or use the organization's Facebook page to share your photos and stories on why you support school-based health care.
  5. Send a letter to your legislators.

Founded in 1995, NASBHC is the national voice for school-based health centers. The assembly looks to improve the health status of children and youth by advancing and advocating for school-based health care.

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