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Pre-Conference Feature: Mental Health First Aid: I’m Not a Clinician, How Can I Help?

Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911. Sometimes, first aid is you! A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Our pre-conference […]

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Alliance Holds Capitol Hill Briefings to Raise Awareness of School-Based Mental Health

The School-Based Health Alliance recently hosted Capitol Hill briefings to raise awareness among federal policymakers about school-based health centers (SBHCs). The briefing coincided with the introduction of the Hallways to Health Act—a comprehensive school-based health care “vision” bill—and 2016 National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Suzanne Mackey, Senior Policy Analyst at the Alliance, was joined […]

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Survey for School Mental Health Professionals

Pace University’s Psychology Department is hosting an anonymous survey about interprofessional collaboration between school mental health clinicians and pediatric primary care providers. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes, and you must be a practicing school mental health professional to participate. The survey asks questions about your current practices, comfort in collaborating with pediatric primary care providers, training needs, and beliefs about […]

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Mental Health

Nationwide, One in Five Youth Suffers from a Diagnosable Emotional, Mental, or Behavioral Disorder Yet the majority of youth who need care do not receive it.1 Barriers to access include lack of or limited health insurance for mental health care, social stigma, and lack of problem recognition by adults, including teachers and parents. Under-identification is […]

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School-Based Health Alliance Strongly Opposes House-Passed American Health Care Act

Washington, DC—John Schlitt, president of the School-Based Health Alliance, issued the following statement today on the passage of the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628) by the U.S. House of Representatives: “Yesterday, the House of Representatives narrowly passed the dangerous and reckless American Health Care Act—a bill that widens the unjust gaps in health and […]

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The American Health Care Act

As you have been reading and seeing in the news, House Republicans introduced a replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act (section by section breakdowns are available from both House committees that have jurisdiction over health care: the House Ways and Means Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee). Today, thanks to the Affordable Care Act […]

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Hallways to Health Act Re-Introduced

Comprehensive School-Based Health Care Legislation Would Increase Children and Adolescents’ Access to Primary and Mental Health Care Services WASHINGTON, DC—On Monday, February 13, Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI), Sherrod Brown (OH), and Al Franken (MN), along with House Representatives John Sarbanes (MD), Debbie Dingell (MI), Eric Swalwell (CA), Rosa Delauro (CT), and John […]

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New School Year, New Mindset: Hallways to Health Implements Innovative Strategies for Social-Emotional Health

By Jordanna Snyder, Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance and Nataki Duncan, Program Assistant, School-Based Health Alliance Shifting from lazy summer days to a busy school year can be overwhelming. Hallways to Health school-based health centers (SBHCs) have been helping students, school staff, and employees make a smooth transition by improving their social-emotional wellbeing. Hallways to […]

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Social Determinants of Adolescent Health: Screening Students for Community Needs

Coordinating Care around the Social Determinants of Health is a blog series featuring clinician stories that illustrate the impact of safety-net health centers coordinating adolescent care through a social determinants lens. Read more posts in the series here. By Seleena Moore, Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance When addressing social determinants of health, the first step is […]

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Social Determinants of Adolescent Health: Boston’s Most Vulnerable Populations Gain Easy Access to Vital Services

Coordinating Care around the Social Determinants of Health is a blog series featuring stories from clinicians that demonstrate the impact of safety-net health centers using a social determinants lens when providing coordination of care for adolescents. Read more posts in the series here. By Andrea Shore, Director of Programs, School-Based Health Alliance Think back to your […]

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