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Chicago Community Partners Save Their SBHCs

5 December 2014 - Serina Reckling, School-Based Health Alliance Blog

We at the School-Based Health Alliance routinely preach the importance of strong partnerships between schools and communities to ensure the long-term sustainability of a school-based health center (SBHC) program. On a recent visit to Chicago, I witnessed first-hand just how critical influential and well-established community partners can be in supporting SBHCs. Two SBHCs in Chicago schools—Marquette and Perspectives Calumet Middle Academy—were on the brink of closing. Here’s their story.

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