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,...

New School Year, New Mindset: Hallways to Health Implements Innovative Strategies for Social-Emotional Health

October 25, 2016

By Jordanna Snyder, Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance and Nataki Duncan, Program Assistant, School-Based Health Alliance Shifting from lazy summer days to a busy school year can be overwhelming. Hallways to Health school-based health centers (SBHCs) have been helping students, school staff, and employees make a smooth transition by...

Innovative Finance Case Study: Wellness Trusts

October 6, 2016

It is a long-standing conundrum of our health care system: with delivery and finance organized around the treatment and management of acute and chronic conditions, who pays to prevent disease—or support decisions and behaviors that contribute to wellbeing? Wellness trusts have been championed by thought leaders over the years...

Social Determinants of Adolescent Health: Screening Students for Community Needs

October 4, 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. Read more posts in the series here. When addressing social determinants of health, the first step is asking...

2017 Call for Abstracts is Open!

September 30, 2016

HURRY! Deadline is November 6!

October is National Dental Hygiene Month!

September 30, 2016

By Donna Behrens, Project Advisor, School-Based Oral Health Services, School-Based Health Alliance We know that tooth decay is the most prevalent and preventable chronic disease for children in the U.S. today. Join the Alliance as we work to improve oral health for kids and teens across the country, and help...

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!

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