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Creating Freedom from Violence

April 18, 2018

Creating Freedom from Violence By John Schlitt, President Enough is enough. Never again. Now is the time. It seems unimaginable, but the national gun violence prevention movement, fueled by unthinkable acts and media-savvy youth activists, may have finally reached a tipping point in our public discourse. Inspired by the...

School Nurses and School-Based Health Centers: A Conversation with Paula Fields

March 23, 2018

Paula Fields, MSN, BSN, RN is a senior program manager at the School-Based Health Alliance.  First, tell us about yourself! I am a nurse, a mom, a MiMi of a Type 1 diabetic grandchild, and a fierce advocate for children and school-based health care! I’ve worked to establish and...

2018 Awareness Month Wrap-Up

March 14, 2018

The 2018 National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month was one for the record books. Every February, the school-based health care field recognizes our accomplishments and raises awareness about how school-based health centers (SBHCs) are revolutionizing the way children and adolescents access health care services. This year, we tapped into...

Alliance Hosts Congressional Briefings During Awareness Month

March 12, 2018

On Wednesday, February 28, the School-Based Health Alliance held two congressional briefings in honor of National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Child health experts from around the country shared how school-based health centers (SBHCs) are meeting the increased mental health needs of the lesser known victims of this epidemic...

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...