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 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.


Save the Date!

 The Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care webinar, “Diabetes Care Considerations in the Time of COVID-19will be presented on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 3pm by the University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Midtown Pediatrics. Presenters include:

Jennifer Anisko, CPNP, CDCDE 

Malinda Dukes, CPNP. CDCDE 

Sara Fitzgerald, MS, RN, CDCDE 

Amanda Palmer, MPH, RN, CDCDE 

Review of care for the school-aged child with Diabetes including technology, mental health components, medical orders, and updated information regarding Type1 Diabetes and COVID-19. 

This webinar is free to participate but space is limited, so register today on the event’s Zoom page. 

For more information, please contact

The MASBHC Spring Conference, School Based Health Centers; Connecting with Students, Families and Communities will be held virtually, starting on 5/17/21. Please stay tuned for more information to come soon.

LGBTQ Students: A Look at the Issues

The Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care webinar, “LGBTQ Students: A Look at the Issues” was presented on March 3rd, 2021 by Lynne Muller, PhD, NCC, LCPC. Section Chief, Student Services and School Counseling, Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment, and Educational Policy Maryland State Department of Education

MASBHC will be continuing its webinar series into 2021! 

News Articles

School Based Health Alliance Recommendations to the Biden Harris Transition Team

The SBHA was busy over the last few weeks working with their  national partners and with the Biden Transition Team to advocate for policies that will move us closer to our goal of school-based healthcare for all students from low income households. Here is a link to their recommendations: