School Based Health Centers

School Based Health Centers

Interact for Health has spearheaded a public-private initiative to improve access to care for area students by funding school-based health centers. Since 1999, working with a broad coalition of health, education and civic partners, the number of school-based health centers in Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) has increased from serving four to 18 schools.

The model emphasizes sustainability and the use of medical providers located in the schools so they are responsive to the needs of each school and its community. It has proven so effective that eight school districts in surrounding communities have adopted it. Today, some 25,000 students in the Greater Cincinnati region have access to 26 school-based health centers, and the number continues to grow.

Our report "School-based health centers in Cincinnati: Improving student health to promote community well-being" details Interact's role in planning, funding and implementing school-based health centers in Greater Cincinnati. To read the report, click here. To see a map of school-based health centers funded by Interact, click here.

For more information about this program contact the Senior Program Officer Francie Wolgin at 513-458-6612 or Read more about the initiative here.

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