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


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

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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.

Louisiana SBHCs
Schools with SBHCs
Parishes Served
Student Visits Annually

Board of Directors

Chenier Reynolds-Montz - President-Elect

Iberville Parish School-Based Health Centers

Jessica Johnson, LPC - Secretary

Breaux Bridge School-Based Health Center

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

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Kristie Bardell, MPH - Advocacy Co-Chair
Louisiana Public Health Institute

Adrienne Huval, LPC-SA - Advocacy Co-Chair

St. Martin Parish SBHCs

Linda Matessino, RN, MPH - Member at Large

Innis Community Health Center

Cassondra Ferrand, RN, BSN - Member at Large
Warren Easton Charter High School

Kerry Hymel-Nesbit, LPC - Member at Large
Access Health Louisiana

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