The first school health center (SHC) in New Haven was established in 1981 with initial funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This SBHC known as the Body Shop, was a joint venture between the New Haven Board of Education, the Fair Haven Community Health Center and the Yale Adolescent Medicine Department. In 1986, after the grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ended, the Connecticut State Department of Public Health (DPH) awarded the Board of Education a grant to continue the School Based Health Center Program. In the same year another DPH grant was secured to establish the second school based health center at Jackie Robinson Middle School (now King/Robinson K-8 Magnet School). Since then, another 13 health centers have opened in elementary, middle and high schools of the New Haven Public Schools.
New Haven Public Schools Health & Wellness Department
works hard to coordinate, educate and support district and
community efforts that promote the physical,
social and emotional well-being of students,
staff and families.
Our goal is to ensure that all students have access
to needed health services, are healthy, engaged learners
and able to reach their full potential in school and in life.