School-Based SBIRT Speaker Series

April 12, 2021

The School-Based Health Alliance invites you to join us for our virtual speaker series on school-based SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment). The series will feature practitioners, researchers, and experts in the field of youth substance use who will discuss the value of the SBIRT model and...

School-Based Health State Leaders Share their Experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 23, 2021

The School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) distributed an online survey to learn how school-based health centers (SBHCs) across the country have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants were invited to complete the survey if they are official or forthcoming state affiliates of SBHA. Nineteen participants* disclosed the estimated current...

The Lack of Sex Education and Why It Needs to Change

March 22, 2021

By Brooklyn Waller, Youth Advisory Council member Brooklyn is a freshman at the University of Arkansas. She advocates for those without access to health care and for students to take advantage of their local school-based health centers. The following reflects Brooklyn’s lived experiences, thoughts, and opinions. You walk into your...

2021 Spring and Summer Education Series for School-Based Health Care Professionals

March 3, 2021

The School-Based Health Alliance, in partnership with the Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute, presents the 2021 Spring and Summer Education Series for School-Based Health Care Professionals, starting March 16, 2021, and runs through August 31, 2021. As the pandemic keeps us from our traditional convention, we will offer multiple...

Advancing the Role of School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in Driving Health Justice

March 3, 2021

Our colleagues at CHC/Weitzman have published an article, Advancing the Role of School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in Driving Health Justice in the Journal of School Health. You can access it here.

New Webinar Series: FREE Virtual Tools for Schools & SBHCs During the Pandemic

February 22, 2021

Webinar #1: FREE Virtual Tools for Schools & SBHCs During the Pandemic (for providers and school partners) Date and Time: March 10, 2021 11:00 am ET/8:00 am PT Description:  Join Yale’s play2PREVENT Lab and the School-Based Health Alliance for an interactive webinar series highlighting FREE health prevention video games...

Why Mental Health is Important Now More Than Ever

February 22, 2021

By Baila Salifou, Youth Advisory Council member Baila is a freshman at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is focused on tackling mental health stigmas and healthcare discrepancies associated with youth in America, as well as youth across the globe. The following reflects Baila’s lived experiences, thoughts, and...

Now Accepting Applications to Join a 12-Month Learning Collaborative to Improve School Health

February 12, 2021

Are your SBHC staff feeling isolated and overwhelmed in the current environment? Join the FINAL CoIIN Cohort to connect with peers in your state and across the country while learning ways to serve students better! Applications are now open to join a 12-month learning collaborative to improve school health....

School-Based Health Centers Remain Vital Resource During Pandemic

January 29, 2021

Read about the critical role that Connecticut SBHCs have played during the pandemic:

Partly hidden by isolation, many of the nation’s schoolchildren struggle with mental health

January 22, 2021

From the Washington Post: More than 10 months into the pandemic, mental health is a simmering crisis for many of the nation’s schoolchildren, partly hidden by isolation but increasingly evident in the distress of parents, the worries of counselors and an early body of research. Holed up at home,...