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Youth Advocacy in New York: Moving the Needle for School-Based Health Care

February 15, 2018

By Fathima Lye, National Youth Advisory Council member February needs no introduction in the New York school-based health world – it’s a busy time of year for everyone at local, state, and national levels as they prepare for Advocacy Day on February 6. The month of February is also...

2018 Annual Convention: a Taste of What’s to Come

February 12, 2018

By Andrea Shore, Director of Programs What do student health advocates, primary care clinicians, and mental health professionals have in common with medical-legal partnerships, telehealth, and oral health? They are all part of the 2018 National School-Based Health Care Convention! This year’s wide-ranging workshops reflect the commitment that school-based...

New York Extends Medicaid Carve-Out for SBHCs

December 19, 2017

In what is an enormous victory for the largest state school-based health care program in the country, the New York School-Based Health Alliance has successfully secured a 2.5 year extension of its Medicaid Managed Care (MMCP) carve-out for school-based health centers, which was scheduled to take place in July...

Youth Advisory Council: YOUTH IN ACTION

November 14, 2017

This story comes from the blogger of the School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council, Gianna Forlizzi. Every other month, as part of the “Youth Voices” blog series, Gianna will share updates from the Youth Advisory Council as well as stories of youth development at the Alliance, its partners, and...

How Young People Benefit as Recipients and Leaders

October 20, 2017

By Komal Oza, member of the Youth Advisory Council A fruitful partnership between adults and youth is the essence of youth development, so using this strategy to create a greater impact makes a lot of sense. However, putting such partnerships into action requires deliberate effort on the part of...

My School-Based Health Care Summer: Reflections from an Intern

September 15, 2017

By Anna Gabriella Casalme During the past few years, I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved with the School-Based Health Alliance in several capacities: as a youth consultant with the Alliance’s California state affiliate, as a Youth Advisory Council (YAC) member, and now as a member of its Board of...

YAC4SBIRT: Teens Intervening Against Substance Use

August 17, 2017

By Cameron Estrada, School-Based Health Alliance Youth Development Intern, Youth Advisory Council As the academic year begins, I’m reminded of the School-Based Health Alliance’s goal to help youth gain access to care and succeed in the classroom and beyond. I’ve been involved with the Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC)...

‘Be the Change’ Youth Training Program: #Success

August 3, 2017

This story comes from Gianna Forlizzi, blogger for the School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council. Every other month, as part of the “Youth Voices” blog series, Gianna will share updates from the Youth Advisory Council, stories of youth development at the Alliance, and stories from young people throughout the...

Consent Conundrum: How One Convention Panel Changed the Conversation on Consent

July 27, 2017

By Kate Schechter, School-Based Health Alliance Program Manager, School Oral Health Learning Collaborative Network Project The School-Based Health Alliance’s National School-Based Health Care Convention on June 18-21, was a smashing success—with a record-setting attendance of 950. Long Beach provided a stunning backdrop, the plenary sessions were inspiring, and we even...

Announcing Our Participation in CDC Initiative to Reduce HIV and STD Infections in Adolescents

July 20, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health’s (DASH) new initiative, Expanding Partnerships and Disseminating HIV Prevention Materials to Reduce HIV and other STDs among Adolescents through National Non-Governmental Organizations (PS16-1603), was created to increase education of key stakeholders on CDC-developed approaches to...