For the last several months, I’ve been working on a document that reports the results of a five-year study into how School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) have been changing the lives of students in Colorado and New Mexico for the better. Designing the piece involved input from several stakeholders both here in Colorado, as well as New Mexico. They had liked what I’d done with this, and wanted something that evoked it, while having its own identity. After some ideas that (I thought) took things in that direction, we settled into something a little more derivative, but still unique and definitely compelling. What was going to be a 64-page piece, with supporting two-page briefs, turned into a 72-page plus cover piece with no adjuncts. We went from several information visualizations to over a dozen data-heavy charts, graphs, diagrams, and maps. The final push came in the form of two longer days of press checks at D&K Printing in Boulder, where I worked with the pressmen on 19 different forms to make the piece look its best. And now the final piece is on its way to the client. I’m pretty happy with it, and hope that it will be an effective piece of outreach to convince federal, state, and local organizations to continue their support and expansion of SBHCs—our kids need, and deserve, it.