The MN School-Based Health Alliance is a nonprofit organization that supports the sustainability, quality, equity, and expansion of school-based health care near or inside Minnesota’s schools.
One of the early pioneers of School-Based clinics in the nation was started over 50 years ago in St Paul MN to address the health needs of students enrolled in the Saint Paul Public school district. Today we have 29 clinics in Minnesota committed to meeting youth where they are – at school.
School-Based Clinics (SBCs) are a unique healthcare model for integrating comprehensive physical, mental, and preventive health services provided to youth in a school setting. With easy access to health care in a school setting, SBCs reduce barriers such as cost, transportation, and concerns surrounding confidentiality that often keep youth from seeking the health services they need. SBCs take a holistic approach to examine the whole child and work to meet their needs. SBCs provide a full range of physical, mental, and preventative health services to all students, regardless of their ability to pay. The SBC team works in collaboration with the school nurse, social workers, teachers, administrators, and other school staff.
- Expanding availability to areas where youth are underserved in terms of Comprehensive Health Care
- Supporting Best Practices in Comprehensive Health Care for youth
- Developing models of sustainability within these communities
- Continued support and mentorship of all School-Based Health Clinics especially for new programs
- Promoting and supporting programming that is equitable and continually reaching out to underserved youth.
Annual Budget: $210,983 – Foundations, Government Grants or Contracts
Minnesota School-Based Health Alliance is seeking board members with skills in the following areas:
- Board Governance
- Public Policy and Advocacy
We are looking for people who are passionate about youth. We are seeking members who can get excited about school-based care in MN and have expertise as medical, mental health, health education, or dental providers or expertise in legal, education, school health, and public health fields. Parents and youth leaders 18 years or older are welcome.
- Number of members currently: 8
- Meeting time and frequency: 10 meetings annually
- Meeting location: Minneapolis
- Does nonprofit carry liability insurance? No
- Time Expectation: Up to 5 hours/month
- Financial Contribution Required: No
- Service on Committee Required: Yes
- Committees: Executive, Finance, Other
- Length of Term: 3 Years
- Renewable: Yes