The School Health Alliance for Forsyth County (SHA) is a partner and supporting organization to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS). The SHA operates school-based health centers and programs in partnership with our schools and other community health organizations to provide medical and mental health services that promote the health and educational success of school-aged children and adolescents. School-based health centers provide services to students, regardless of their ability to pay. School-based health centers are similar to a doctor’s office, but are located in our schools. School-based health center services include comprehensive well-child and adolescent exams, immunizations, diagnosis and treatment of illness or injury, management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes, mental health assessment and treatment, health education, nutrition education, and health promotion/disease prevention programs. School-based health centers keep youth in Forsyth County healthy, in school, and ready to learn.
The SHA works in collaboration with local health and human service agencies, parents, and educators to serve the students in our school district. As a non-profit, tax exempt organization (formed in 1999), the SHA is committed to improving child and adolescent physical and mental health in Forsyth County through health system changes and the development of new health services with the end goal of achieving both positive health and educational outcomes for the students in our district.