The California School Health Centers Association (CSHC) promotes the health and academic success of children and youth by increasing access to the high quality health care and support services provided by school health centers. By putting health care where kids are – in schools – school health centers increase access to care and take health problems out of the classroom so that teachers can teach and students can learn.
CSHC pursues its mission through two strategies: policy advocacy and capacity building. We advocate for organizational, state, local and federal policies that support school health centers. Simultaneously, we build capacity among schools and communities to start and operate high quality school health centers.
Our goal is to make school health centers an integral and sustainable part of the health care and educational systems.