New Research Shows School-Based Health Centers Boost Attendance

New Research Shows School-Based Health Centers Boost Attendance

A new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health shows students who visited their school-based health (SBHC) and wellness center had improved attendance compared to students who did not.

The research — authored by The Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health and partners — found that students who received medical care on campus experienced an attendance increase of 5.4 days per student year. Students with a mental health diagnosis showed a significant increase in attendance after their first mental health visit.

These findings show what many of us already know — that investing in SBHCs may help reduce school absenteeism and support student health.

Read the full article: School Attendance Following Receipt of Care From a School-Based Health Center (

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