Stefanik Co-Leads Bipartisan Bill to Bolster Support for School-Based Health Centers
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is a co-lead on the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act along with Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD). This bipartisan legislation will reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) program through 2024 and provide SBHCs with federal funding to continue providing students with affordable health care. There are 262 SBHC’s in New York State that serve over 256,000 students.
“Proper health care is essential for a student’s academic success,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Regardless of the community they live in, students of all backgrounds deserve access to affordable primary health care. The SBHC program is a critical resource that ensures each student has a chance to succeed and make a difference in this world. I’m proud to co-lead this bipartisan, life-saving bill.”