The Foundation is partnering with the New York School-Based Health Alliance (NYSBHA) to pilot a statewide SBHC evaluation and data system, including assessing available data sources such as EHR visit data and existing data repositories, examining readiness of School-Based Health Center (SBHC) sponsors to participate (see details here), developing a plan and examining its feasibility in initial and on-going cost and resources. This project will build on results of a statewide assessment completed in August 2018 about implementation and data needs of SBHCs in New York State. This assessment was funded by NYSBHA and conducted by Apex.
Critical to SBHCs is the capacity to analyze, compare and improve individual SBHC performance and document the outcomes of SBHCs as is necessary for successful advocacy, managed care negotiations and transition to a value-based Medicaid reimbursement system. SBHCs are currently one of the only health care sectors operating without such a resource.
In developing the Data Hub, the Foundation will rely heavily on two highly-experienced consultants, Lisa Perry, Principal of Morningside Health Strategies, LLC and Carlos Romero, Founder, President and Senior Evaluator of Apex Evaluation, a firm that develops data and evaluation systems for school-based health centers. On behalf of the Community Health Care Association of NYS, Ms. Perry developed a similar data repository for New York’s FQHCs and its Center for Health Informatics. Mr. Romero has extensive experience with school-based health centers across the country, including developing data repositories for the States of New Mexico and Colorado.
Interested in being considered for this pilot?
Please contact Sarah Murphy at with the following information:
Name of sponsoring organization
Name of contact and contact email and phone number
Please use the subject line Data Pilot Participation in your email. Those selected will be contacted in early January to begin the MOU and onboarding process with Apex.
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