Many public school students do not have access to health care. Research shows that School-based Health Centers have a positive impact on absences and academic outcomes by providing health care on school campuses. 

Most school-based health centers are located on school grounds or nearby and provide access to health services for students. 

Approximately 274,779 17- and 18-year olds in Los Angeles County is considered one cohort.

For a $1.389 Billion investment for four years of implementation covering 274,779 17- and 18-year olds in Los Angeles County.

See the results of more outcomes by visiting the detailed results page. 

We use a variety of data sources to tailor our analysis to the location and to make our estimates as accurate as possible. However, sometimes data is unavailable, either because it has not been collected, or because it is not shared publicly. We encourage government agencies and other organizations to share their de-identified data online and researchers to prioritize the following gaps in the data.

Detailed Graduation Rates by Income and Race/Ethnicity – In order to model the impact of the intervention on health equity it is important to have data for the subgroups over which equity is estimated. In the intervention, equity was measured across income and race/ethnicity. Unfortunately, imputation was necessary to determine graduation rates by the appropriate subgroups. Furthermore, income is only classified by a binary classifier for students above or below a threshold. More detailed income classification would allow for more detailed equity impacts.