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SBHC Celebrates National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month with an Open House

Students perform better when they show up for class healthy and ready to learn. The School-Based Health Alliance also reports adolescents who received counseling services in a school-based health center significantly decreased their absenteeism and tardiness.

The School-Based Health Alliance named the month of February National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. MHM joined the national celebration by hosting an Open House Event at our Schertz Elementary School Based Health Center (SBHC) location.

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“SBHCs lead the way in providing preventive healthcare services for children and adolescents. In communities such as Schertz and Marion these centers are imperative to the health of our youth. The lack of healthcare centers in this rural area is troubling. Our hope, with our two SBHCs, is to fill that void,” explains Marilyn Stanton-White, Director of Clinics and Behavioral Health Services at MHM.

On February 20th, the SBHC at Schertz Elementary opened its doors for an Open House. The Open House provided a chance for SBHC team members to come together to celebrate National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month while meeting with community members to discuss the services provided through the two MHM owned and operated SBHCs.