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How Youth Leadership Changes the World

October 11, 2018

How Youth Leadership Changes the World By Anna Gabriella Casalme, Alliance Board Member and former Youth Advisory Council Member A little over three months ago, the 2018 National School-Based Health Care Convention challenged us to think about how we can promote youth leadership in our work. In the closing...

Alliance Joins Child and Family Advocates Opposing Public Charge Proposal

September 28, 2018

Alliance Joins Child and Family Advocates Opposing Public Charge Proposal WASHINGTON, DC—The School-Based Health Alliance stands with our national partners and esteemed medical associations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians and the American Psychiatric...

Federal School-Based Health Center Bill Gaining Bipartisan Support

September 6, 2018

Federal School-Based Health Center Bill Gaining Bipartisan Support As schools open their doors to students for a new academic year, a growing number of supporters in Congress have joined together to sponsor legislation that authorizes a federal school-based health care program. “Even as it seems that our nation is...

Alliance Receives Federal Award to Lead School-Based Health Services Quality Improvement & Sustainability Initiative

August 16, 2018

School Health and Mental Health Organizations Receive 5-Year Federal Award to Lead School-Based Health Services Quality Improvement and Sustainability Initiative WASHINGTON, DC—The School-Based Health Alliance (“The Alliance”) and the Center for School Mental Health (CSMH) were jointly awarded a cooperative agreement from the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau...

13 SBHCs Revolutionized the Way We Think About Wellness: Here’s How

July 26, 2018

13 SBHCs Revolutionized the Way We Think About Wellness: Here’s How By Jordanna Snyder, Hallways to Health program manager How can wellness spill out from school-based health centers (SBHCs) into the surrounding hallways, the school staff offices, and into the community itself? What role can SBHCs play in school-wide...

School-Based Health Alliance Urges Trump Administration to End Policy of Separating Families at U.S. Border

June 19, 2018

School-Based Health Alliance Urges Trump Administration to End Policy of Separating Families at U.S. Border Washington, DC—The School-Based Health Alliance issued the following statement today on the current crisis of family separation at the U.S. border:  “The situation at the border is a moral crisis. It is also a...

Announcing Our 2018 Award Winners

May 24, 2018

Announcing Our 2018 Award Winners By John Schlitt, President Each year for nearly two decades, the School-Based Health Alliance has recognized luminaries in the school-based health care field with a Lifetime Achievement award. During the national convention we honor select individuals and institutions who have demonstrated a strong commitment...

Legislation Introduced in Congress to Reauthorize SBHC Program

May 22, 2018

Legislation Introduced in Congress to Reauthorize SBHC Program Today, a bipartisan group from the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation to reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) program. House members John Faso (R-NY), Paul Tonko (D-NY), Fred Upton (R-MI) and John Sarbanes (D-MD) sponsored H.R. 5899 to extend the School-Based...

Marching for Our Lives: Because High School Is Stressful Enough

April 18, 2018

Marching for Our Lives: Because High School Is Stressful Enough By Anna Burns, Manager, Communications and Public Policy Saturday, March 24 was an extraordinarily beautiful Saturday in the District. I stayed up late the night before, crafting witty, heartfelt March for Our Lives posters with some girlfriends. I was...

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...