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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...

Dear Mr. President

January 30, 2017

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance Congratulations, Mr. President. Now the work begins, as you remarked just hours into your new job. I take to heart one reflection in your inaugural address that rings true: “Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and...

The Importance of Prevention: A Look at National Runaway Safeline and the Let’s Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum

January 10, 2017

By Lindsey Kahney, Prevention Specialist, National Runaway Safeline The issue of runaway, homeless, and “throwaway” youth impacts every community and school in the country. We know adolescence is a difficult time. While all youth experience a certain degree of stress in their daily lives, imagine the added stress of...

Innovative Finance Case Study: Hospital Community Benefit (HCB)

November 4, 2016

The disbursement of community benefit is a big business for nonprofit hospitals, which in 2011 spent an estimated $62 billion (an average of 7% total operating expenses) on programs, services, and subsidies in exchange for special tax-exempt status. The precision with which community benefit is defined has been a...

Innovative Finance Case Study: Tax Levies for Children’s Services

October 26, 2016

Finish this sentence: “Read my lips, ‘No new _______.’” While few would ever admit to liking them, taxes provide a stable and substantial source of revenue to essential public services. Taxation can include excise taxes (like on sugary drinks or tobacco), dedicated levies based on property values or income,...