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Don’t Forget to Complete Your 2016 Evaluation!

July 25, 2016

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

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...

Opening Plenary: Radically Healing Schools and Communities

June 27, 2016

There’s always a sense of possibility, despite what our conditions are or what we have done. That was the message that Dr. Shawn Ginwright, author of Hope and Healing in Urban Education, delivered to our attendees during the opening plenary of the 2016 National School-Based Health Care Convention. Hope...

Social Determinants of Health: Building Relationships with Youth Experiencing Homelessness

June 16, 2016

Coordinating Care around the Social Determinants of Health is a six-blog series featuring clinician stories that illustrate the impact of safety-net health centers coordinating adolescent care through a social determinants lens. Neighborcare Health’s Homeless Youth Clinic (HYC) strives to empower Seattle-area youth who experience homelessness to improve their overall...

‘Be the Change’ Youth Training Program

June 10, 2016

By Nathaniel Batiste, School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council Member The National School-Based Health Care Convention is a time when professionals from across the school-based health field convene for training, networking, and advocacy. These tasks are equally important for youth, which is the purpose of the ‘Be the Change’...

Our Convention App is Ready: Download Today!

June 3, 2016

Our mobile app for the 2016 convention is ready to download NOW and is full of awesome features. The app replaces a print version of the full convention program, provides updates in real time, and offers exclusive content and discounts for great restaurants in Washington, DC. What’s not to...

Healing Justice and Our Nation’s Schools

June 2, 2016

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance Hope and healing. Both are in short supply for too many young people today. Hopelessness—brought on by exposure to poverty and violence—often leads to alienation and civic disengagement among young people. The long-term consequences of such social toxicity are well known: poor health,...

SBHCs Featured in The Journal of Health Care Finance

May 24, 2016

Two Alliance board members, Winston Wong and Ben Bynum, recently published an article in The Journal of Health Care Finance called “A Place for School-Based Health Centers within the New Era of Alternative Payment Models in Medicaid.” Focused on including school-based health centers (SBHCs) in alternative payment models (APM), the...

Implementing Adolescent Specific SBIRT in SBHCs

May 19, 2016

By Letitia D. Winston, Assistant Director of Programs, School-Based Health Alliance Nationally, nearly 10 percent of young people ages 12-17 report having used drugs. A  significant amount of those young people are classified as substance abusive or dependent. This growing public health concern should serve as a call to action for school-based health...

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