Slide Deck: Leveraging School-Based Health Centers for Public Benefits Access

In this session, attendees gained awareness of the unique role that school-based health centers (SBHC) can play in connecting youth and families with public benefits programs. National and state level technical assistance providers offered lessons learned from SBHCs on the ground working to integrate nutrition assistance into SBHC services. Presenters discussed models for screening families, providing referrals or application assistance and tracking enrollment, sharing lessons learned and challenges encountered along the way. Key partnerships and opportunities to work collaboratively with your local SBHC were highlighted, as well as methods for engaging youth in this work.