School-Based Health Care Support Toolkit

School-Based Health Care Support Toolkit

School-based health initiatives help ensure students are in school, healthy and ready to learn through a school or district's partnerships with health care providers and other community organizations. In alignment with Each Child, Our Future, Ohio developed the School-Based Health Care Support Toolkit to support schools and districts as they begin new — or augment existing — school-based physical and mental health partnerships to meet the needs of the whole child. The toolkit provides guidance and resources to excite schools and care providers about school-based physical and mental health services and answers questions school and providers have asked. Note: While most resources are appropriate for both school and provider audiences, some note the intended individual audience. 

The toolkit was designed as a joint effort between the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Department of Medicaid, Governor's Office, Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. 

If you have any comments or resources to add, please do not hesitate to contact the school-based health support team at

Key Questions


What is school-based health care and how can I use this toolkit?​
How do we get started?
How do we operationalize our partnership?
How can we ensure a sustainable model?​
How do we measure success?
Resources for reference
Telehealth resources

We would like to acknowledge the contributions of the National School-Based Health Alliance and the California School-Based Health Alliance in providing materials and foundational language for sections of this toolkit. 


Ohio Healthy Students Profiles 

The Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Department of Medicaid are partnering to offer Ohio schools and districts a data resource for needs assessments and planning. Visit the Ohio Healthy Student Profiles webpage for information and an interactive dashboard.

Last Modified: 5/9/2022 8:20:28 PM