There are more ways to participate with the Maryland Assembly on School-Based Health Care:
Become a paid member: Print and complete the membership form.
Or join online right now by making a donation.
A membership organization formed in 1997, MASBHC works to improve the lives of Maryland’s young people by expanding access to comprehensive health care in schools. Thanks in part to these efforts, there are now over 60 school-based health centers in Maryland, accessible by more than 50,000 elementary, middle, and high school students. Recent research has shown that providing medical, mental, dental, and other types of care in schools helps keep students healthy and ready to learn.
It is estimated that approximately 146,000 young people in Maryland (that’s one in 10) do not have health insurance and, according to some studies, over 25% of our state’s children do not receive the care required to achieve optimal health and development. There is still a lot of work to do. Many schools that want health care centers do not have the funding or other resources required to initiate them. And many existing school-based health centers lack the means to extend services to meet growing student needs. The current state funding for school-based health centers is always vulnerable. SPEAK UP and join our efforts!