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Champions for School Health Vaccination Challenge – Time to Register!

The Champions for School Health Vaccination Challenge will build upon the relational strength of IEL’s Coalition for Community Schools with the financial support of Kaiser Permanente. Challenge participants will share weekly how they will start, share, and/or scale COVID-19 vaccination efforts for school-age children that: Increase COVID vaccine confidence Increase vaccine uptake Increase vaccine equity …

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Congress Approves Historic Funding for School-Based Health Centers

After months of negotiations and several short-term funding bills, Congress passed the Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus Appropriations package (H.R. 2471) on Thursday, March 10. President Biden signed it into law on Tuesday, March 15. The bicameral, negotiated bill includes $30 million for school-based health centers within the Section 330 Health Centers program, a $25 million …

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No Kid Hungry Learning Network 2022 Awardees

We are excited to announce the names of the school-based health programs that will be participating in our School-Based Health Center Food Access Learning Network with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry! These school-based health centers (SBHCs) will be implementing integrated food access interventions at their centers and sharing their strategies to create a best …

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2020-21 National Survey of School-Based Health Centers: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are excited to share with you the results of the 2021 National Survey of School-Based Health Centers. Thank you to the school-based health care professionals who generously participated in this survey in addition to facing the demands of an ongoing pandemic. As we advocate for national policy and legislative action, we will use the …

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The CDC has updated guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools.

This updated version of COVID-19 guidance for school administrators outlines strategies for K-12 schools to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maintain safe operations. This guidance emphasizes implementing layered prevention strategies (using multiple prevention strategies together) to protect students, teachers, staff, and other members of their households, and to support in-person learning. This guidance considers current …

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For schools: school-based transmission of COVID-19 can remain low with layered prevention strategies, including test-to-stay.

Setting up testing for COVID-19 in schools is one of the most important things schools can do to contain the spread of COVID-19 amongst students and staff. Now, schools have a new tool they can use to keep learning in-person even if cases arise: test to stay.  Test to stay combines two important prevention strategies …

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