Arkansas Grant Initiative for SBHCs

The Arkansas School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Grant is a competitive state funded grant administered through the DESE. The funds are intended to promote health, wellness, and academic achievement in Arkansas public schools. School-based health centers is located on school campus where students are primarily located. SBHCs provide access to on-campus basic physical, mental, dental, or other services, as needed. The health center provides services beyond the scope of the school nurse practice and is not intended to replace the school nurse. The intent is for the center to act as a resource center for wellness and prevention for public school students and staff.


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