SBHC Advocacy and Resources
YES! youth are working to bring a school-based health center (SBHC) to a Wake County, N.C. public school. Typically staffed with physician assistants and nurse practitioners, a SBHC in Wake County could play a significant role as the student population grows.
The school nurse to student ratio in Wake County is one nurse for every 2,300 students. This makes it difficult for students to get the care they need when they need it and impacts academic success. Below you will find fact sheets on health care that were created by YES! youth and a video on the benefits of SBHCs.
To find out how you can support our work to bring a school-based health center to Wake County, contact Parrish Ravelli at parrish@
Fact Sheets (click to download)
What is a School-Based Health Center? - Learn about school-based health centers (SBHCs) and how they can positively impact youth health. This fact sheet includes details about services that can provided at SBHCs, North Carolina’s SBHC network and how SBHCs can help the uninsured.
Youth Empowerment in Health Care - Youth empowerment in health care is ensuring youth ages 12-18 are actively involved and have a voice in what health care services they receive and how they receive them. This includes providing youth with opportunities to advocate for their healthcare and the healthcare of those in their communities.
Health Care and Health Insurance - Health care is the maintenance and restoration of health by the treatment and prevention of disease especially by trained and licensed professionals. Health insurance protects against financial loss by paying for expensive care because of an unexpected illness of the insured. This fact sheet delves into relationship between and barriers to health care and health insurance.
What Can the Affordable Care Act Do for Youth? - The Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010. The law requires all citizens to have health insurance and, if implemented, makes Medicaid, the state-provided public health insurance program, more accessible by loosening the requirements to qualify for it. Learn more about the act and how it impacts youth and adults across the country.