School-Based Health Center Projects

School-based health centers (SBHCs) have emerged in recent decades as an effective health care delivery model to meet the needs of vulnerable youth.

Alameda County School Health Centers

Center for Healthy Schools & Communities (CHSC)

For 25 years, under the auspices of the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, CHSC has been addressing health inequities by providing school health services to Alameda County youth.


School-Based Health Alliance 

The School-Based Health Alliance works on policy, standards, data, and training issues with state affiliates and national organization partners, advocates, healthcare providers, and school-based health centers in every state across the country.


California School-Based Health Alliance

The California School-Based Health Alliance is the statewide non-profit organization helping to put more health services in schools.



Key School Health Center Publications

Keeton VF, Soleimanpour S, Geierstanger S, Schapiro NA. Case Management for Social Needs of Youth and Families in School-Based Health Centers. J Sch Health. 2024 May;94(5):462-468. doi: 10.1111/josh.13432. Epub 2024 Jan 18. PMID: 38234257; PMCID: PMC10987258.

Soleimanpour S, Geierstanger S, Lucas R, Ng S, Ferrey I. Risk and Resilience Factors Associated With Frequency of School-Based Health Center Use. J Sch Health. 2022 Jul;92(7):702-710. doi: 10.1111/josh.13176. Epub 2022 Mar 5. PMID: 35246989.

Soleimanpour S, Geierstanger S, Goddard A, Cushing K, Fields P, Love H. Developing national standardized performance measures for school-based health centers: The National Quality Initiative. J Sch Health. 2022; DOI: 10.1111/josh.13236.Soleimanpour S, Geierstanger S, Lucas R, Ng S, Ferrey I.  Risk and resilience factors associated with frequency of school-based health center use. J Sch Health. 2022 Jul; 92(7):702-710. PMID: 35246989.

Sullivan EE, Love HL, Fisher RL, Schlitt JJ, Cook EL, Soleimanpour S. Access to contraceptives in school-based health centers: Progress and opportunities. Am J Prev Med. 2022 03; 62(3):350-359. PMID: 34922786.

Sullivan E, Brey L, Soleimanpour S. School-based health center operations during the COVID-19 pandemic: A preliminary study. Health Promot Pract. 2021 09; 22(5):616-621. PMID: 34002646.

Geierstanger S, Snyder J, Love H, Shore A, Schlitt A. Hallways to Health: School health beyond school-based health center walls. Health Behav Policy Rev. 2021;8(6):503-513.

Hodges M, Guendelman S, Soleimanpour S. Adolescents’ use of school-based health centers and receipt of mental health supports. Children and Youth Services Review. 2021 Jan 1; 120:105700.

Soleimanpour S, Schapiro NA, Faxio A, Brindis CD. A preliminary study examining the validity of brief trauma screening tools for young adolescents in school-based health centers. J Nurs Meas. 2021 04 01; 29(1):53-65. PMID: 33334845.

Sullivan E, Love H, Fisher R, Schlitt J, Cook E, Soleimanpour S. Access to contraceptives in school-based health centers: progress and opportunities. Am J Prev Med. 2021. DOI:

Soleimanpour S. School-based health centers: At the intersection of health and education. J Adolesc Health. 2020 09; 67(3):317-318. PMID: 32487488; PMCID: PMC7261217.

Love H, Panchal N, Schlitt J, Behr C, Soleimanpour S. The use of telehealth in school-based health centers. Glob Pediatr Health. 2019; 6:2333794X19884194.  PMID: 31692723; PMCID: PMC6811756.

Love HE, Schlitt J, Soleimanpour S, Panchal N, Behr C. Twenty years of school-based health care growth and expansion. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 05; 38(5):755-764. PMID: 31059359.

Soleimanpour S, Geierstanger S, Brindis CD. Adverse childhood experiences and resilience: Addressing the unique needs of adolescents. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Sep - Oct; 17(7S):S108-S114. PMID: 28865641.

Lewis C, Deardorff J, Lahiff M, Soleimanpour S, Sakashita K, Brindis CD. High school students' experiences of bullying and victimization and the association with school health center use. J Sch Health. 2015 May; 85(5):318-26. PMID: 25846311.

Keeton V, Soleimanpour S, Brindis CD. School-based health centers in an era of health care reform: building on history. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2012 Jul; 42(6):132-56; discussion 157-8. PMID: 22677513; PMCID: PMC3770486.

Soleimanpour S, Geierstanger S, Kaller S, McCarter V, Brindis C. Chapter 2: The role of school health centers in health care access and client outcomes. School-Based Health Care: Advancing Educational Success and Public Health. Washington DC: American Public Health Association. 2012.

Amaral G, Geierstanger S, Soleimanpour S, Brindis C. Mental health characteristics and health-seeking behaviors of adolescent school-based health center users and nonusers. J Sch Health. 2011 Mar; 81(3):138-45. PMID: 21332478.

Soleimanpour S, Geierstanger SP, Kaller S, McCarter V, Brindis CD. The role of school health centers in health care access and client outcomes. Am J Public Health. 2010 Sep; 100(9):1597-603. PMID: 20634445; PMCID: PMC2920968.

Soleimanpour S, Brindis C, Geierstanger S, Kandawalla S, Kurlaender T. Incorporating youth-led community participatory research into school health center programs and policies. Public Health Rep. 2008 Nov-Dec; 123(6):709-16. PMID: 19711652; PMCID: PMC2556716.

Suleiman SA, Soleimanpour S, London J. Youth action for health through youth-led research. J Community Practice. 2006 Jan 1; 14(1-2):125-145.

Geierstanger S, Amaral G, Monsour M, Russell Walters S. School-based health centers and academic performance: Research, challenges, and recommendations. J Sch Health. 2004 Nov;74(9):347-52. DOI: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.2004.tb06627.