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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,...

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...

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...

New Telehealth Grants Engage SBHCs

August 18, 2016

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $16 million to improve access to quality health care for 60 rural communities in 32 states. Designed to help address the unique geographic and access challenges faced by rural and frontier communities, four grant programs will support telehealth initiatives, health care...

Hope and Healing Amid a Summer of Turmoil: A Conversation with Dr. Shawn Ginwright

August 17, 2016

By Kyle Taylor, Communications Manager, School-Based Health Alliance Violent events throughout this summer have exposed many young people to trauma either firsthand or vicariously through media coverage. We recently caught up with Dr. Shawn Ginwright, author of Hope and Healing in Urban Education and opening plenary speaker at our...

Secretary Hillary Clinton Announces Plan to Significantly Expand Health Care Safety Net

August 16, 2016

Last month, Democratic Presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced her proposal to dramatically increase the federal investment in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). Her plan would double FQHC funding over the next decade by extending current mandatory funding under the Affordable Care Act and increasing...

Social Determinants of Adolescent Health: Boston’s Most Vulnerable Populations Gain Easy Access to Vital Services

August 10, 2016

Coordinating Care around the Social Determinants of Health is a six-blog series featuring stories from clinicians that demonstrate the impact of safety-net health centers using a social determinants lens when providing coordination of care for adolescents. Read more posts in the series here. By Andrea Shore, Director of Programs, School-Based...

Resources to Help Students Cope with Trauma

August 4, 2016

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance A turbulent summer of violence and injustice has ushered in the 2016 back-to-school season. Much of what children and adolescents are experiencing via the media—and in their own communities—is potentially traumatic, and, left unaddressed, could have serious consequences to their wellbeing. More...

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