The Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health Care Reform envisions a nation where every resident has access to comprehensive, affordable, high quality health care.
Under the leadership of the State Superintendent of Schools and guidance from the Maryland State Board of Education, MSDE develops and implements standards and policy for education programs from pre-kindergarten through high school. MSDE also oversees technical education, rehabilitation services, and library programs throughout the state’s 24 local systems.
Students learn better when they are healthy and in the classroom. As such, there approximately 1,700 school-based health centers that serve nearly two million young people across the country every year. The Foundation has awarded grants to the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (NASBHC) and nine of its state affiliates, statewide organizations that work to increase the sustainability of school-based health centers.
The School Based Health Alliance (SBHA) advocates for national, state, and local policies, programs, and funding that sustain, grow, and integrate school-based health care into our nation’s health care and education systems. Because SBHA’s advocacy power is derived from our national membership, we communicate with over 1700 SBHCs in over 43 states to broadcast the voice of the school-based health care community. Additionally, through organized statewide SBHC associations, SBHA works cooperatively with 20 states to help advance federal, state, and local policy changes by providing training and resources.
The homepage for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.