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Federal Commission on School Safety’s Report Mentions SBHCs But Downplays Role of Guns in School Violence

December 21, 2018

Federal Commission on School Safety’s Report Mentions SBHCs But Downplays Role of Guns in School Violence WASHINGTON, DC (December 20, 2018)– This week, the Federal Commission on School Safety—the Trump Administration’s response to the Parkland tragedy—released its final report. The report describes a wide variety of gun violence prevention...

Policy Year In Review

December 19, 2018

Policy Year In Review The 115th Congress was the most successful congress for the advancement of school-based health center’s policy priorities in nearly a decade. Victories include a bi-partisan, bicameral Reauthorization bill and the new opioid law, which includes both SBHC tele-health language as well as grants for trauma-informed...

SBHC Advocates Introduce Legislation in Senate to Reauthorize SBHC Program

October 17, 2018

SBHC Advocates Introduce Legislation in Senate to Reauthorize SBHC Program WASHINGTON, DC (October 17, 2018) – In a bipartisan show of support for school-based health care, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) have introduced legislation in Congress that amends the Public Health Service Act to...

How Youth Leadership Changes the World

October 11, 2018

How Youth Leadership Changes the World By Anna Gabriella Casalme, Alliance Board Member and former Youth Advisory Council Member A little over three months ago, the 2018 National School-Based Health Care Convention challenged us to think about how we can promote youth leadership in our work. In the closing...

Alliance Joins Child and Family Advocates Opposing Public Charge Proposal

September 28, 2018

Alliance Joins Child and Family Advocates Opposing Public Charge Proposal WASHINGTON, DC—The School-Based Health Alliance stands with our national partners and esteemed medical associations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians and the American Psychiatric...

Federal School-Based Health Center Bill Gaining Bipartisan Support

September 6, 2018

Federal School-Based Health Center Bill Gaining Bipartisan Support As schools open their doors to students for a new academic year, a growing number of supporters in Congress have joined together to sponsor legislation that authorizes a federal school-based health care program. “Even as it seems that our nation is...

Alliance Receives Federal Award to Lead School-Based Health Services Quality Improvement & Sustainability Initiative

August 16, 2018

School Health and Mental Health Organizations Receive 5-Year Federal Award to Lead School-Based Health Services Quality Improvement and Sustainability Initiative WASHINGTON, DC—The School-Based Health Alliance (“The Alliance”) and the Center for School Mental Health (CSMH) were jointly awarded a cooperative agreement from the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau...

13 SBHCs Revolutionized the Way We Think About Wellness: Here’s How

July 26, 2018

13 SBHCs Revolutionized the Way We Think About Wellness: Here’s How By Jordanna Snyder, Hallways to Health program manager How can wellness spill out from school-based health centers (SBHCs) into the surrounding hallways, the school staff offices, and into the community itself? What role can SBHCs play in school-wide...

School-Based Health Alliance Urges Trump Administration to End Policy of Separating Families at U.S. Border

June 19, 2018

School-Based Health Alliance Urges Trump Administration to End Policy of Separating Families at U.S. Border Washington, DC—The School-Based Health Alliance issued the following statement today on the current crisis of family separation at the U.S. border:  “The situation at the border is a moral crisis. It is also a...

Announcing Our 2018 Award Winners

May 24, 2018

Announcing Our 2018 Award Winners By John Schlitt, President Each year for nearly two decades, the School-Based Health Alliance has recognized luminaries in the school-based health care field with a Lifetime Achievement award. During the national convention we honor select individuals and institutions who have demonstrated a strong commitment...