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U.S. Education Secretary John King Praises SBHCs in The Atlantic

September 23, 2016

In their January 2016 open letter to state public health and education officials, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Education Secretary John King unequivocally endorsed school-based health services, acknowledging the model’s potential to improve both health and academic outcomes for vulnerable children and adolescents. In a recent Atlantic...

Lead the Way: Cultivating Leadership in Youth

September 22, 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. La Clínica,...

2017 Call for Abstracts is Open!

September 19, 2016

HURRY! Deadline is November 6!

Post-Convention: Finding Ways to Stay Inspired and Engaged

September 15, 2016

By Anna Casalme, Youth Advisory Council member As a Youth Advisory Council member, I had the opportunity to attend and present at the 2016 National School-Based Health Care Convention in Arlington, VA. If I had to sum up the whole experience in a single word, it would be: awesome....

Teen Speak is a How-To Guide for Talking to Teens about Risky Behaviors

September 8, 2016

Dr. Jennifer Salerno has learned a lot about connecting with teens through her clinical work as a nurse practitioner in school-based health centers (SBHCs). She’s created trainings and online content to help professionals talk to teens and help them make healthier decisions. And, after her trainings, she kept hearing...

New Tools to Improve the HPV Vaccine Rates Among Adolescent Males

September 7, 2016

By Laura Brey, Vice President for Strategy and Knowledge Management, School-Based Health Alliance You might expect us to be celebrating the tenth anniversary the HPV vaccine, which immunizes preteens and adolescents against deadly cancers. Sadly, the milestone was marked not with jubilation but head-scratching among public health leaders who...

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...

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