About AzSBHA

The Arizona School-Based Health Alliance is the alliance of organizations and individuals that provides basic, primary health services in school sites throughout Arizona through School-Based Health Centers.

The Arizona School-Based Health Alliance is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization under IRS Rule 501(c)(3).


What Does School-Based Health Look Like in Arizona?

Across the country more than 2,500 school-based health care programs provide high-quality care that is accessible to children and families. By placing critically needed medical, behavioral, dental, and other health services directly in schools, youth can have better opportunities to learn and grow.

School-based health care complements the work of school nurses and health aides by providing the next level of care that they typically must refer out for. SBHCs follow all the same rules for parent permission as a regular doctor’s office. They can save parents time, and keep kids in school.

In Arizona, community health centers, regional hospitals, behavioral health clinics, and more provide a range of services including:

  • acute care for minor illnesses and injuries
  • counseling
  • wellness exams
  • dental care
  • education
  • referrals

These services may take place on the school campus, in a mobile unit that visits schools, or through formal linkages to other locations.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the health of children and families in school communities by promoting, supporting, and enriching sustainable health services linked to and based at schools.


Our Values

  • Strong connections between people doing similar work that strengthen our field and support professional development
  • Creating opportunities to make it easier for students, teachers, families to connect to health care
  • Working with partners who provide youth-centered services to build capacity of providers/professionals who work with young people
  • The power that comes from diversity – we strive to promote a culture of inclusion (people/backgrounds, geography, gender…)

Board Members

Cassalyn David, MPH


Nogales, AZ

Jacqueline Franciosi, MAFM MBA


Phoenix, AZ

Lauren Tomchak


Phoenix, AZ

Amy Negovan, CPNP

North Region Representative

Prescott, AZ


Sponsoring organizations are our valued partners in supporting school-based health programs. The Arizona School-Based Health Alliance extends our invitation across the state: join us by investing in education, advocacy, and resources for our SBHCs!

Thank you, sponsors!