Capps Introduces Legislation to Improve Children’s Access to Health Care

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) announced that she has introduced the School-Based Health Centers Act, legislation that would provide continued federal support for critical, high-quality comprehensive health care, mental health care and social services at School-Based Health Centers across the country. In a country with more than 5 million uninsured children, School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) serve as vital health care safety net providers to the nearly 2 million students who have access to them. By providing these important health care services where children spend most of their day – at school – SBHCs help reduce emergency room visits while increasing school attendance and student achievement. Because of the current economic climate, many of the nearly 2,000 School-Based Health Centers are at risk of cutting services, jobs and closing.

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