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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...

Children’s Wellbeing Initiative Seeks Leaders

May 10, 2016

Ashoka Changemakers and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have partnered on an initiative to spark a more unified vision for children’s wellbeing in the United States. They’ve launched a national movement to support and magnify leaders who are developing groundbreaking approaches to ensuring that every child thrives. Until June 22, applications will be accepted from...

Social Determinants of Adolescent Health: A Conversation with Tamara Baer, MD, MPH

May 5, 2016

Coordinating Care around the Social Determinants of Health is a new six-blog series from the School-Based Health Alliance. We will 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. Sometimes the contents of...

Pre-Conference Feature: Mental Health First Aid: I’m Not a Clinician, How Can I Help?

May 4, 2016

Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911. Sometimes, first aid is you! A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone...

CDC Releases New BAM! Mobile App and Flu Content

April 26, 2016

BAM! Body and Mind, CDC’s website for kids and teachers, offers students information to make healthy lifestyle choices—focusing on the body, diseases, food and nutrition, physical activity, safety, and stress. The CDC Division of Population Health just launched the first mobile game for Body and Mind (BAM!), called Dining Decisions. This interactive...

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