November 15, 2017
Source: Health Forward Foundation
School-Based Health Alliance
To date, the Health Forward Foundation (Health Forward) has provided nearly $7 million in grants for school-based health services, particularly mental health services. Schools are an ideal setting for health service provision, as the context allows participation by parents, students, and teachers together. Private philanthropy can’t sustain these services in perpetuity.
This document helps paint a picture of the policy and sustainability challenges faced by school health programs in the state of Missouri.