The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance to interested Maine communities, school officials, parents, students and health care providers in the development of School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs). The manual outlines the mission and goals of an SBHC and makes detailed suggestions on the structure of a community-based advisory council to guide center set-up and advocacy for community acceptance. The manual then details SBHC organizational structure and staffing, funding and operating budget, health services offered and site development, legal issues, and data collection, quality assurance, and evaluation. Includes a sample center floor plan.
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