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 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. By Seleena Moore, Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance When addressing social...

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!

Post-Convention: Finding Ways to Stay Inspired and Engaged

September 15, 2016

By Anna Casalme, Youth Advisory Council member As a Youth Advisory Council member, I had the opportunity to attend and present at the 2016 National School-Based Health Care Convention in Arlington, VA. If I had to sum up the whole experience in a single word, it would be: awesome....

Teen Speak is a How-To Guide for Talking to Teens about Risky Behaviors

September 8, 2016

Dr. Jennifer Salerno has learned a lot about connecting with teens through her clinical work as a nurse practitioner in school-based health centers (SBHCs). She’s created trainings and online content to help professionals talk to teens and help them make healthier decisions. And, after her trainings, she kept hearing...

New Tools to Improve the HPV Vaccine Rates Among Adolescent Males

September 7, 2016

By Laura Brey, Vice President for Strategy and Knowledge Management, School-Based Health Alliance You might expect us to be celebrating the tenth anniversary the HPV vaccine, which immunizes preteens and adolescents against deadly cancers. Sadly, the milestone was marked not with jubilation but head-scratching among public health leaders who...