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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.

63
Louisiana SBHCs
100
Schools with SBHCs
25
Parishes Served
150000
Student Visits Annually

Board of Directors

Chenier Reynolds-Montz - President-Elect

Iberville Parish School-Based Health Centers

creynolds@accesshealthla.org


Jessica Johnson, LPC - Secretary

Breaux Bridge School-Based Health Center

jessica_johnson@saintmartinschools.org


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

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

ctho44@lsuhsc.edu


Kristie Bardell, MPH - Advocacy Co-Chair
Louisiana Public Health Institute
kbardell@lphi.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


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

cjf2023@icloud.com


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

kerry.hymel-nesbit@accesshealthla.org


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