Addressing Social Influencers of Health and Education

Schools and school staff—including those who are part of school-based health centers (SBHCs) and comprehensive school mental health systems (CSMHSs)—are well-positioned to help deliver interventions that mitigate the effects of SIHE associated with poor learning, health, and well-being outcomes.

Using a multi-tiered system of supports framework for interventions to address SIHE promotes alignment with and can increase the benefits of other academic, social-emotional, and behavioral interventions that may already be in place in schools.

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, the School-Based Health Alliance, and the National Center for School Mental Health are pleased to announce the release of “Addressing Social Influencers of Health and Education Using a Multi-Tiered System of Supports Framework.” This new brief discusses how an MTSS framework can help to organize the delivery of supports in response to students’ needs, while allowing schools to continue functioning in a familiar and collaborative way.