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Youth Advisory Council Blog: Why SBHCs Matter to Youth

August 6, 2020

In celebration of National Health Center Week, this compilation comes from the School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council to share their perspectives on the importance of school-based health centers. Emma Bittar, FL I never had a school-based health center growing up. As a matter of fact, I never heard...

School-Based Health Alliance Statement on Re-opening School Buildings

July 28, 2020

“Not Just Face Masks and Hand Sanitizer, but Counseling and Care” Washington, DC – While school district leaders across the country urgently seek protective gear and cleaning supplies, redesign classrooms and bus schedules to enable social distancing, and take other preventative safety measures, they must also place an equally...

Summer School with the School-Based Health Alliance

July 20, 2020

The School-Based Health Alliance is hosting a five-part virtual learning series—Summer School with the School-Based Health Alliance. We’ve been listening to the field, and we missed seeing many of you at our annual convention. To help meet your needs in the current landscape, we’re offering this virtual series on pressing...

Pediatricians, Educators and Superintendents Urge a Safe Return to School This Fall

July 10, 2020

Science and community circumstances must guide decision-making; funding is criticial “Science should drive decision-making on safely reopening schools. Public health agencies must make recommendations based on evidence, not politics. We should leave it to health experts to tell us when the time is best to open up school buildings,...

Exploring Considerations for Schools in the Age of COVID-19

July 6, 2020

On Monday, July 13, 2020, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST, the American School Health As-sociation (ASHA) is hosting a free virtual event, Preparing for a New Learning Environment: Considerations for Schools in the Era of COVID-19. The event will feature 20 experts who will address how to...

These are Perilous Times

June 2, 2020

These are perilous times. I pray that you are all well and safe. As a Black man in America, with Black children (one a son), no one needs to tell me how to feel right now. I took this job because I wanted to see more health care supports...

What Life is Like in NY, the U.S. Epicenter of the Pandemic

May 28, 2020

What Life is Like in NY, the U.S. Epicenter of the Pandemic By Fathima Lye, Youth Advisory Council member Fathima Lye is a college junior in NYC. She is an advocate for school-based health centers and works to spread awareness on youth-centric issues and doing what she can to...

Menstrual Products should be Free Periodt

May 28, 2020

Menstrual Products should be Free Periodt By Christina Vo, Youth Advisory Council member Christina Vo is a 16-year old youth advocate from San Jose, California who is full of curiosity and passion for social justice through amplifying voices, speaking out, and creating change.  School bathrooms stock products, such as...

The Institute for Educational Leadership’s Rise Up for Equity: A National Summit on Community Schools & Family Engagement

May 18, 2020

The Institute for Educational Leadership’s  Rise Up for Equity: A National Summit on Community Schools & Family Engagement is now VIRTUAL! Starting June 1st, they will offer 20 events a week for 20 days! Become immersed in multiple events and learn innovative and proven practices, approaches and research from grassroots...

Happy Birthday CHC!

May 1, 2020

From our friends at CHC: Time and circumstance define our history. This May 1st marks our 48th anniversary of the founding of the Community Health Center. Many of you know the stories that helped shape who we are. Yes, it was a group of 20-year-old Wesleyan University students and...