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Mission

To improve the health status of children and youth by advancing and advocating for school-based health care.

Vision

All children and adolescents are healthy and achieving at their fullest potential. 

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History
In 1987, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded 26 cities with funding to place an integrated primary and mental health care center on school campuses. In Louisiana, two cities were on that list-- Baton Rouge (2 sites) and New Orleans (1 site).

The idea was simple: bring providers where children spend the majority of their time… school! We now know that when health and education unite, the full potential of our children is realized: attendance improves, conditions like asthma are managed, behavioral health concerns receive quick, expert attention… And so much more.


Board of Directors

Charlena Comyne, RN - President

Carencro School-Based Health Center

cecomyne@lpssonline.com

Sue Catchings, MA, CHES - Advocacy Co-Chair

Baton Rouge, LA

scatchings0118@gmail.com

Jessica Johnson, LPC - Secretary

Breaux Bridge School-Based Health Center

jessica_johnson@saintmartinschools.org

Ann Belaire - Member at Large

St. Martin Parish SBHCs Medicaid Specialist

belaireann@gmail.com

Casey L. Thomas, Ph.D. Candidate - Treasurer

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

ctho44@lsuhsc.edu

Chenier Reynolds-Montz - Member at Large

Iberville Parish School-Based Health Centers

creynolds@accesshealthla.org

Adrienne Huval, LPC-SA - Advocacy Co-Chair

St. Martin Parish SBHCs

adriennehuval@gmail.com

Linda Matessino, RN, MPH - Member at Large

Innis Community Health Center

lindakmat@yahoo.com

Kristie Bardell, MPH - Advocacy Co-Chair

Louisiana Public Health Institute

kbardell@lphi.org

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