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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...

Using Our Mapping Tool to Target High-Need Communities

April 21, 2016

By Larry Bostian, Vice President for Development, School-Based Health Alliance The Alliance recently submitted two funding proposals to a long-standing partner, the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to strengthen services for adolescents vulnerable to HIV and STD infection...

New Directions Grantees Focus on Youth and Family Engagement

April 19, 2016

Effective youth and family engagement practices at school-based health centers (SBHCs) can lead to improved community relationships and better health outcomes. Such practices can also mean improved sustainability, productivity, and fiscal health for SBHCs. This is why several sites in our New Directions for School­-Based Health grant program focused...

Youth Take the Lead in Championing SBHCs

April 7, 2016

Every February, schools and communities come together nationwide to celebrate the success and contributions of school-based health centers (SBHCs) during National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Each state organizes different advocacy activities to improve general or specific health issues affecting their young people. These campaigns, events, and student mobilizations...

Lead the Way: Young People as “Partners,” Not “Clients”

March 23, 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. The Corazón...

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