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The National Census of School-Based Health Centers


SBHA has conducted the National Census of School-Based Health Centers for more than 20 years, capturing the growth and evolution of SBHCs across the country. This online survey provides the school-based health care field with accurate, up-to-date data about SBHC demographics, staffing, services, and financing.

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted a pause in the Census scheduled to launch in spring 2020. A national survey in 2021 focused on the experiences of SBHCs during the COVID-19 pandemic (see below). The 2022 Census was completed in September 2022 in partnership with Dr. Samira Soleimanpour, Sara Geierstanger, and her research team at the University of California, San Francisco. It is the first Census since the 2016-17 school year and the first to capture SBHC data since the pandemic, including SBHC locations, staffing services provided, populations served, telehealth services and funding.

As SBHA advocates for national policy and legislative action, we use the findings from the Census to tell the story of how SBHCs across the country are meeting the needs of their communities.


Source: School-Based Health Alliance (2023). The National Census of School-Based Health Centers.