Mission: The Center promotes child wellness and school success by partnering with communities to create collaborative solutions that bridge health and education so that kids are happy, healthy, and motivated to learn.
The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) is a nonpartisan policy, resource and technical assistance center with a history of developing school-connected strategies for better health and education outcomes for children. CHHCS partners with foundations, government health and education agencies, school districts, and providers across the country to support their school-connected initiatives.
Located at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University, CHHCS applies its expertise in children’s health and education issues to build and sustain services and programs grounded in evidence of what works. Using a public health framework as a guide, CHHCS emphasizes the importance of prevention and the promotion of health, and the systemic factors in sustaining these approaches.
CHHCS specializes in researching and advancing effective school-connected programs, policies and systems as solutions for improving children’s overall health and school success. By school-connected, we are referring to preventive activities that are linked to the education system but are not necessarily delivered on site as school-based interventions.
To enhance the impact of school-connected efforts, CHHCS integrates health, education, and family systems by facilitating communication among key experts to drive collective action. Over time, CHHCS has developed a national network of leading stakeholders including researchers, practitioners, funders and policymakers that work across these areas.
Submissions from 2017
Developing a Business Plan for Sustaining School Mental Health Services: Three Success Storiess, Donna Behrens, Julia Graham Lear, and Olga Acosta Price
Building Community Schools in Upstate New York: Connecting with the Policy Environment, Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
Baltimore, MD: Creating a Coalition to Improve School Climate in Inner City Baltimore, The Center and Health Care in Schools
Partner Build Grow: An Action Guide for Sustaining Child Development and Prevention Approaches, The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
Submissions from 2016
Vancouver, WA: Strengthening Neighborhoods Through Student Resilience, Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
Submissions from 2013
Improving Access to Children's Mental Health Care: Lessons from a Study of Eleven States, Donna Behrens, Julia Graham Lear, and Olga Acosta Price
Submissions from 2010
Youth Health Coordinating Council Ward 8 Secret Health Clinic Shopper Report, The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
Submissions from 2009
Helping Immigrant and Refugee Students Succeed: It's Not Just What Happens in the Classroom, Eileen Kugler and Olga Acosta Price
Submissions from 2008
Screening and Assessing Immigrant and Refugee Youth in School-Based Mental Health Programs, Dina Birman and Wing-Yi Chan
Visioning the Future: SchoolBased Wellness Centers in Delaware: the Next 25 Years, Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
School Mental Health Services for the 21st Century: Lessons from the District of Columbia School Mental Health Program, Olga Acosta Price and Julia Graham Lear
Submissions from 2005
Childhood Overweight: What the Research Tells Us, The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University Medical Center