Summer is finally here! While school may be closing for the summer, CASBHC is busy preparing for Fall activities. We have scheduled two Fall trainings - Current Trends in Street Drugs and Prescription Medications in October, and Coping With An Active Shooter Situation in the School Setting in November.  You can read more details below.  

Within the next few weeks, CASBHC will be releasing A Guide to Connecticut School Based Dental Services, a manual that will help schools, communities, and organizations design and operate a school based dental program.


You can read Candice's story below, a student intern from Branford High School that spent the month of April with CASBHC.

Finally, we encourage you to become a member of CASBHC to receive the benefits of membership -- including discounted fees for training events like the annual conference and the training this Fall.  School Based Health Centers are a powerful force for change in young people's lives -- please support our work with youth so they can succeed in school and in life.
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"Summertime is always the best of what might be"
Anne Bradstreet
Interview With Intern
This past Spring CASBHC was delighted to have an intern, Candice, join us from Branford High School.  Candice asked us to share that she uses the services of the Branford SBHC, and values the staff that work there. CASBHC spoke with Candice about being an intern at CASBHC and her experience using the SBHC. Read Candice's Story
Save the Dates! 
Current Trends in Street Drugs &
Coping with an Active Shooter at School

CASBHC Dental Manual Coming Soon!



CASBHC has been hard at work developing A Guide to Connecticut School Based Dental Services.  The manual is the first of its kind in the state, and will help schools and community organizations with the information needed to open and operate a school based health center dental program. The manual will be available in early July.  Look for more news on its release soon! 

Update on Cohort 2 of the CT SBHC Quality Initiative
Teams from four CT SBHC sponsoring organizations are engaged in work to improve student health outcomes on key measures:  depression, BMIs, risk assessments, well child visits, and chlamydia screening. Teams from Optimus Health Care, Child and Family Agency, Branford Public Schools, and Stratford Health Department are using a quality improvement framework to changes processes and report on these national performance measures. 
The four teams join a growing number of SBHCs nationwide that can demonstrate health improvements for students using the SBHC for integrated care.  We'll keep you posted on their continued progress when students return to school in the fall.
COHI Job Announcement 

CT Oral Health Initiative (COHI) has a job opening for an Executive Director. Job Description 
Oral Health Training for Community Health Workers

Stand Up for Healthy Children!
  We need you stand up for children's access to health care with us! Your financial contribution supports our advocacy at the state and federal level for a better future for our youth. It makes a difference!  Please make a donation or become a member -- click the link below! 

    Healthy Kids Make Better Learners!   

Jesse White-Fresé 
Executive Director 
Connecticut Association of School-Based Health Centers