Assessing Social Influencers of Health and Education

School-based health centers (SBHCs) and comprehensive school mental health systems (CSMHSs) are well-positioned to both leverage facilitators and overcome barriers to health and learning in order to promote children’s achievement, social-emotional development, and overall well-being. The first step in doing so is to effectively measure and assess SIHE in order to better understand the extent of their impact on student well-being.

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 “Assessing Social Influencers of Health and Education.” 

This new brief highlights methods of screening and surveillance by which SBHCs and CSMHSs can assess SIHE and how this knowledge can inform actions and policies at all levels to support student health and academic outcomes.