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Lead the Way: Youth Helping Youth to Thrive

August 31, 2016

By Seleena Moore, Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance This story comes from the Alliance’s youth engagement toolkit Lead the Way: Engaging Youth in Health Care. Each month, a new reflection from the field will touch on a different component of youth engagement and show how youth are leading the way...

Hope and Healing Amid a Summer of Turmoil: A Conversation with Dr. Shawn Ginwright

August 17, 2016

By Kyle Taylor, Communications Manager, School-Based Health Alliance Violent events throughout this summer have exposed many young people to trauma either firsthand or vicariously through media coverage. We recently caught up with Dr. Shawn Ginwright, author of Hope and Healing in Urban Education and opening plenary speaker at our...

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

August 10, 2016

Coordinating Care around the Social Determinants of Health is a six-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...

Resources to Help Students Cope with Trauma

August 4, 2016

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance A turbulent summer of violence and injustice has ushered in the 2016 back-to-school season. Much of what children and adolescents are experiencing via the media—and in their own communities—is potentially traumatic, and, left unaddressed, could have serious consequences to their wellbeing. More...

Highlighting Hallways to Health: Why Widespread Wellness Works

August 3, 2016

By Jordanna Snyder, Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance What is Hallways to Health? The School-Based Health Alliance’s Hallways to Health (H2H) initiative pushes for wellness to extend beyond school-based health center (SBHC) walls and into the broader school and community. Our H2H sites work to change policies that advance...

The Youth-Led, Peer-Driven Approach through the Eyes of an 18 Year Old

July 28, 2016

By Nicole Carrillo, Youth Advisory Council member Some believe that young people are a lost cause. If an event or activity doesn’t include technology or similar attractions, youth can’t be counted on to participate. Well, if that is the attitude of the organizers, it will be true. Teenagers can...

Don’t Forget to Complete Your 2016 Evaluation!

July 25, 2016

The evaluation form for our 2016 convention closes on August 5.

Lead the Way: Promoting Youth Development through Media Advocacy

July 20, 2016

This story comes from the Alliance’s youth engagement toolkit Lead the Way: Engaging Youth in Health Care. Each month, a new reflection from the field will touch on a different component of youth engagement and show how youth are leading the way in health awareness and promotion. In California, CANFIT,...

2016 Outstanding Achievement Award: Trina Anglin

July 5, 2016

It’s an annual tradition for the Alliance to honor outstanding achievements in the field of school-based health care. In years past, we’ve recognized persons and organizations whose contributions span research, evaluation, clinical competence, training, advocacy, and policy. This year’s awardee has achieved excellence in every one of those dimensions. Trina Anglin is a long-time friend and...

Closing Plenary: Resilience in Action

June 27, 2016

Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg—a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine—closed the 2016 convention with an energizing presentation on resilience, trauma-informed care, and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). He hammered home an important message...

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