education + health = success

The Maryland Assembly is an advocacy organization that promotes school-based health care as a means to advance the belief that all Maryland children and youth have a basic fundamental right to access and receive comprehensive, quality health care.

School-based health care represents an essential strategy toward improving the lives of Maryland’s children and their families and optimizing their ability to become contributing members of society. School-based health care is addresses the unique needs of children and youth and increases access to medical, mental, dental and/or other health related services.

MASBHC biggest initiatives include our participation in Hallways to Health through the School Based Health Alliance, our Annual Conference, and our Advocacy Work. 

Kirwan Commission’s Impact on School Health

August 12, 2019  – 7:00 PM

Earlier this year, the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (Kirwan Commission) made numerous recommendations for school health services and school-based health centers. Find out what’s included and what this means for student health services.

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2019 Annual Conference

Thank you to all attendees and presenters for making the day a great success.


MASBHC Board member honored with a House Resolution from the Maryland House of Delegates

Barbara Masiulis, MS, CRNP and longtime MASBHC Board member honored with a House Resolution from the Maryland House of Delegates

June 3, 2019: At the quarterly meeting of the Council on the Advancement of School Based Health Center, Delegate Bonnie Cullison from District 19 presented Barbara Masiulis with a House Resolution in honor of her many years of service to Baltimore County Public Schools as the supervisor of the country SBHCs and her service as Vice Chair of the Council.

      Barb has been a long time member of MASBHC and has served on the Board and held multiple leadership positions in MASBHC over the last 15 years.  Most recently, she chaired the committee responsible for the highly successful MASBHC annual conference, “Building Bridges to Support Successful Students,” held in May 2019.   

     She is retiring at the end of this school year and will be relocating to Florida.   Her dedication, hard work and passion for SBHCs and the patients she cared for will be missed.  She is an inspiration and a role model for all of us who know her.  We wish her nothing but happiness and health as she moves into this next phase of her life.  


2019 Annual School Health

Interdisciplinary Program

Early Bird Rate through July 8th 2019

Join leaders from across Maryland and surrounding regions for the annual School Health Interdisciplinary Program (SHIP), August 7-8, 2019, with preconference sessions on August 6th, at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel in Columbia, Maryland.  This year’s theme is Advancing Innovation and Best Practices in School Health.   Reserve your spot now so that you stay up to date on innovation and best practices in school health.
To view the SHIP flyer and brochure.  All three days of training for $175 including CEUs! Register today

SHIP is co-sponsored by the National Center for School Mental Health University of Maryland; the Maryland State Department of Education, the Maryland Department of Health, the Maryland Department of Human Services; the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services; and the Maryland State School Health Council.

The target audience for the conference includes: school nurses, school social workers, school psychologists, school-based health center staff, administrators, after-school program providers, alternative program staff, child advocates, health educators, school teachers and support staff, community and faith-based representatives, child serving agency staff, mental health practitioners, substance use providers, pediatricians, occupational therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, pupil personnel workers, school counselors, school resource officers, social workers, and special educators.

Professional Continuing Education hours will be complimentary for counselors, health educators, nurses, psychologists, and social workers.
The University of Maryland School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For more information about the conference and registration, please contact Christina Huntley at the Center for School Mental Health, 410-706-0980 ;  Please feel free to forward this email to your colleagues!