The Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care (MASBHC) was created in 1997 as an advocacy organization to represent school based health centers in Maryland. MASBHC promotes and advances school-based health care as a mechanism to ensure that children and youth have access to quality health care services in a setting that is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of the students and the community. School-based health care represents an essential strategy toward improving the lives of Maryland’s children and their families and optimizing their ability to become contributing members of society.
MASBHC is the leading advocacy voice for 77 school-based health centers in Maryland. MASBHC supports school-based health centers by:
- Providing technical assistance and support
- Organizing the largest school-based health center annual conference in the state
- Advocating for school-based health care through annual meetings with state legislators in Annapolis
- MASBHC currently supports three high schools in the School Based Health Alliance’s initiative, Hallways to Health.
By supporting MASBHC, you are supporting over 24,000 Maryland students that are enrolled in school-based health centers in Maryland. During the 2012-2013 year, school-based health centers conducted over 78,000 patient visits to students enrolled.