Yesterday, Governor Synder released a proclamation that declared February as School-Based Health Care Awareness Month in Michigan. This month serves as a great opportunity to educate community and policymakers and showcase the work school-based and school-linked health centers do.
According to proclamation:
“There is a need to increase awareness of the important role school-based and school linked health centers play the commitment and passion that school-based health center staff show for all Michigan children and youth and recognize the critical role school-based health centers play in improving the health and well-being of all Michigan children”
You can participate in advocacy month and help by:
- Building awareness and explain the importance of school-based health centers.
- Gaining support for the school-based or linked health center program with key policymakers who have the power to keep us safe in the budget.
- Giving youth the chance to let their voices be heard, advocate, and share the importance of health care in schools!
In addition, SCHA-MI will be hosting an advocacy day on March 17th. You can learn more here: https://scha-mi.org/event/advocacy-day/?instance_id=10