Founded in 2020, the not for profit Australasian School Based Health Alliance is an off-shoot of the School Based Health Alliance in the United States of America. We are an expert voice for school-based health care and health promotion in Australia and New Zealand.
We advocate for health equity for children & young people, for school based health service investment and for a health promoting schools approach at a local, regional, state and federal level.
As academics, we share resources about best practice approaches and share knowledge about implementation, monitoring and quality improvement.
As researchers we review the evidence to better understand what is working and why and seek to develop evaluation frameworks and outcomes measures.
As practitioners we facilitate peer support through the sharing of high-quality resources, teaching and learning activities and network connections.
ASBHA members with their distinct expertise, knowledge, and experiences, play a vital role at the intersection of education and health care and health promotion. By supporting and empowering them, we are redefining health for kids and teens.