School-Based Health Centers Role of DSHS

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healthctrThe role of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is to provide funding for and offer technical assistance to school-based health centers.  This Web page will address the following topics:  

Funding for School-based Health Centers and Sample RFP

School-based health centers in Texas, like most of them across the country, are funded through multiple sources including, state and/or federal funds, private foundation and third-party revenues.

In 1993, the Texas Department of Health, now the Texas Department of State Health Services began funding communities to establish school-based health centers.  DSHS has since supported the establishment of 40 school-based health centers.

Funding is available every fiscal year for the start-up and expansion of school-based health centers.  Funding is available for up to three years and is contingent on state appropriations.  The fiscal cycle is from September 1 to August 31.  The Request for Proposals application is usually available in February with awards posted by June 1st.

For more information on the competitive process, click on the 2012 RFP sample application shown here.

FY2012 RFP Application  SAMPLE (Word, 1.7M)

 

School-Based Health Center Reports

The reports provide an overview of school-based health centers in Texas and describe services and usages of school-based health centers that receive funding through the Texas Department of State Health Services.  Click on any report to bring up the data.

 

Biennial Report School-Based Health Centers 2010-2011  ( 2,227KB, Word, file viewing information)

 

  • FY 2008 Annual Report on School-Based Health Centers (275K, PDF, file viewing information)

  • FY 2007 Annual Report on School-Based Health Centers (482K, Word, file viewing information)

  • FY 2006 Annual Report on School-Based Health Centers (567K, Word, file viewing information)

  • FY 2005 Annual Report on School-Based Health Centers (604K, Word, file viewing information)
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    For annual reports prior to FY2005, contact SBHC staff.

    Technical Assistance

    Nancy Eichner, School-Based Health Center Program Specialist
    School Health Program
    Texas Department of State Health Services
    512-776-2782

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    Last updated April 23, 2013