Access to Health Care
YES’s access to health care program creates community change by advocating for school-based health centers (SBHCs). It utilizes the Youth Empowerment Model to spearhead grassroots advocacy campaigns to engage the community in supporting the development of SBHCs within Wake County Public Schools.
The access to health care team critically analyzed the 32 Recommendations put forth by the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Task Force and concluded that establishing a school-based health center would have the largest impact on young people in our community (Recommendation 4.3).
Read about our decision-making process here: YES! Recommendation Selection Process
What We Do:
- Advocate for policy and program change that supports the establishment of school-based health centers
- Advocate to the North Carolina General Assembly for appropriated funds to support school-based health services
- Advocate for the CDC recommended statewide ratio of 1 school nurse per 750 middle and high school students
- Work to strengthen the perception of youth as leaders for creating change and connecting with other youth development organizations.
- Provide training and support to youth development organizations in order to effectively use the Youth Empowerment Model to engage young people as leaders.
For more information on our access to health care work, contact Parrish Ravelli at email@example.com or 919-229-8018.