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My School-Based Health Care Summer: Reflections from an Intern

September 15, 2017

By Anna Gabriella Casalme During the past few years, I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved with the School-Based Health Alliance in several capacities: as a youth consultant with the Alliance’s California state affiliate, as a Youth Advisory Council (YAC) member, and now as a member of its Board of...

YAC4SBIRT: Teens Intervening Against Substance Use

August 17, 2017

By Cameron Estrada, School-Based Health Alliance Youth Development Intern, Youth Advisory Council As the academic year begins, I’m reminded of the School-Based Health Alliance’s goal to help youth gain access to care and succeed in the classroom and beyond. I’ve been involved with the Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC)...

‘Be the Change’ Youth Training Program: #Success

August 3, 2017

This story comes from Gianna Forlizzi, blogger for the School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council. Every other month, as part of the “Youth Voices” blog series, Gianna will share updates from the Youth Advisory Council, stories of youth development at the Alliance, and stories from young people throughout the...

Consent Conundrum: How One Convention Panel Changed the Conversation on Consent

July 27, 2017

By Kate Schechter, School-Based Health Alliance Program Manager, School Oral Health Learning Collaborative Network Project The School-Based Health Alliance’s National School-Based Health Care Convention on June 18-21, was a smashing success—with a record-setting attendance of 950. Long Beach provided a stunning backdrop, the plenary sessions were inspiring, and we even...

Announcing Our Participation in CDC Initiative to Reduce HIV and STD Infections in Adolescents

July 20, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health’s (DASH) new initiative, Expanding Partnerships and Disseminating HIV Prevention Materials to Reduce HIV and other STDs among Adolescents through National Non-Governmental Organizations (PS16-1603), was created to increase education of key stakeholders on CDC-developed approaches to...

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

May 5, 2017

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...

2017 Outstanding Achievement Award: Serena Clayton

April 26, 2017

Over the course of our movement’s history, there have been certain individuals who leave an indelible mark on the school-based health field—a mark that advances our movement and carries us to where we are today. Every year, we honor such an individual with our coveted Outstanding Achievement Award. For...

Social Determinants of Adolescent Health: Culturally Respectful Care: Growing Beyond Competency

April 19, 2017

Coordinating Care around the Social Determinants of Health is a blog series from the School-Based Health Alliance. We feature stories from clinicians that demonstrate the impact of safety-net health centers that use a social determinants lens when providing coordination of care for adolescents. Read more posts in the series...

Alliance Joins Coalition of Children Advocates to Urge Congress to ‘Do No Harm’

March 23, 2017

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance Today, the House votes on whether to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The House bill proposes to cut 25 percent of Medicaid’s budget, eliminate the guarantee that Medicaid will provide needed services, and make Medicaid less accessible for those who...

Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport

February 17, 2017

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance Democracy is not a spectator sport, as the saying goes. The resistance marches and noisy town hall meetings between elected officials and constituents across the nation are a great reminder that democracies thrive when citizens engage. Participation is a necessary ingredient. This...