2014-15 Annual Report

June 14, 2016

It’s been a busy year at the Alliance! Read all about it in our 2014-15 Annual Report, available for the first time ever in a digital format. (Like our 2013-14 Census Report!) The annual report contains information about our work over the previous fiscal year, including our state policy...

‘Be the Change’ Youth Training Program

June 10, 2016

By Nathaniel Batiste, School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Council Member The National School-Based Health Care Convention is a time when professionals from across the school-based health field convene for training, networking, and advocacy. These tasks are equally important for youth, which is the purpose of the ‘Be the Change’...

Healing Justice and Our Nation’s Schools

June 2, 2016

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance Hope and healing. Both are in short supply for too many young people today. Hopelessness—brought on by exposure to poverty and violence—often leads to alienation and civic disengagement among young people. The long-term consequences of such social toxicity are well known: poor health,...

Good News for Young People Everywhere: Those Uncomfortable Conversations Just Got a Lot More Comfortable

May 31, 2016

Let’s face it. It’s no secret that young people don’t particularly enjoy talking to adults about their sexual health. Thanks to Planned Parenthood, those “awkward” conversations just got a lot easier. Planned Parenthood’s Chat/Text program lets young people talk anonymously with a trusted professional about emergency contraception, STD prevention...

Have Some Fun While You’re in Washington, DC!

May 30, 2016

We’ve arranged a film screening, trip to the ballpark, night time monument tour, and a fun run for our convention attendees!

SBHCs Featured in The Journal of Health Care Finance

May 24, 2016

Two Alliance board members, Winston Wong and Ben Bynum, recently published an article in The Journal of Health Care Finance called “A Place for School-Based Health Centers within the New Era of Alternative Payment Models in Medicaid.” Focused on including school-based health centers (SBHCs) in alternative payment models (APM), the...

Implementing Adolescent Specific SBIRT in SBHCs

May 19, 2016

By Letitia D. Winston, Assistant Director of Programs, School-Based Health Alliance Nationally, nearly 10 percent of young people ages 12-17 report having used drugs. A  significant amount of those young people are classified as substance abusive or dependent. This growing public health concern should serve as a call to action for school-based health...

Children’s Wellbeing Initiative Seeks Leaders

May 10, 2016

Ashoka Changemakers and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have partnered on an initiative to spark a more unified vision for children’s wellbeing in the United States. They’ve launched a national movement to support and magnify leaders who are developing groundbreaking approaches to ensuring that every child thrives. Until June 22, applications will be accepted from...

New Report on Rural Telemedicine: 15 Million Kids in Health Care Deserts

April 27, 2016

In a new report, 15 Million Kids in Health Care Deserts, the Children’s Health Fund examines the role of telehealth services in addressing health care access issues for vulnerable and economically disadvantaged populations. Supported by nine case studies including practitioners from across the country, the report identifies a range...

2016 Youth Scholarship Competition

March 29, 2016

The ‘Be the Change’ Youth Training Program is an opportunity during our 2016 convention for youth to learn about and discuss health and education topics, develop advocacy and leadership skills, and have fun! ‘Be the Change’ participants will network with each other and school-based health care advocates at the convention and participate...