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 addresses the unique needs of children and youth and increases access to medical, mental, dental and/or other health related services.
MASBHC’s biggest initiatives include our participation in Hallways to Health through the School Based Health Alliance, our annual conference, and our advocacy work.
Donate to MASBHC through Amazon Smile
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COVID-19 News for Maryland Parents and Students
MASBHC recommends that parents and students turn to the following sources for up-to-date information about school closures and other actions which affect Maryland students directly:
For general information about COVID-19, including recommended preventative measures, other sources include:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
- National Center for School Mental Health
- School-Based Health Alliance
Please follow the guidance provided by local, state, and federal officials as we navigate this situation together.
Annual Conference Postponed
We regret to announce that our 2020 conference, Pathways to Resilient Students, has been postponed and will not be held on the previously-announced date of May 14, 2020. While this was a difficult decision to make, MASBHC’s top priority is the health and safety of attendees, presenters, and exhibitors. Please stay tuned for more information about a new date and additional virtual technical assistance opportunities. We appreciate your support!