2017 Outstanding Achievement Award: Serena Clayton

April 26, 2017

Over the course of our movement’s history, there have been certain individuals who leave an indelible mark on the school-based health field—a mark that advances our movement and carries us to where we are today. Every year, we honor such an individual with our coveted Outstanding Achievement Award. For...

Social Determinants of Adolescent Health: Culturally Respectful Care: Growing Beyond Competency

April 19, 2017

Coordinating Care around the Social Determinants of Health is a blog series from the School-Based Health Alliance. We feature stories from clinicians that demonstrate the impact of safety-net health centers that use a social determinants lens when providing coordination of care for adolescents. Read more posts in the series...

Expanding Dental Sealant Programs in Schools

April 12, 2017

Although tooth decay is the most common chronic disease for children and teens, many kids are not receiving dental sealants — a proven form of prevention. Last fall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged states to “help millions more children prevent cavities by starting or expanding programs...

Hallways to Health Act Re-Introduced

February 13, 2017

Comprehensive School-Based Health Care Legislation Would Increase Children and Adolescents’ Access to Primary and Mental Health Care Services WASHINGTON, DC—On Monday, February 13, Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI), Sherrod Brown (OH), and Al Franken (MN), along with House Representatives John Sarbanes (MD), Debbie Dingell (MI), Eric Swalwell...

Dear Mr. President

January 30, 2017

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance Congratulations, Mr. President. Now the work begins, as you remarked just hours into your new job. I take to heart one reflection in your inaugural address that rings true: “Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and...

The Importance of Prevention: A Look at National Runaway Safeline and the Let’s Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum

January 10, 2017

By Lindsey Kahney, Prevention Specialist, National Runaway Safeline The issue of runaway, homeless, and “throwaway” youth impacts every community and school in the country. We know adolescence is a difficult time. While all youth experience a certain degree of stress in their daily lives, imagine the added stress of...

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...

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!