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Secretary Hillary Clinton Announces Plan to Significantly Expand Health Care Safety Net

August 16, 2016

Last month, Democratic Presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced her proposal to dramatically increase the federal investment in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). Her plan would double FQHC funding over the next decade by extending current mandatory funding under the Affordable Care Act and increasing...

Webinar: Engaging Parents in Your SBHC

August 2, 2016

“Mom knows best.” This old adage has stuck around for a reason: from birth, kids and teens are taught to follow their parents’ lead. Society has long realized that if we want healthy children and adolescents, we must start by encouraging their parents and guardians to prioritize health. These...

The Youth-Led, Peer-Driven Approach through the Eyes of an 18 Year Old

July 28, 2016

By Nicole Carrillo, Youth Advisory Council member Some believe that young people are a lost cause. If an event or activity doesn’t include technology or similar attractions, youth can’t be counted on to participate. Well, if that is the attitude of the organizers, it will be true. Teenagers can...

2016 Outstanding Achievement Award: Trina Anglin

July 5, 2016

It’s an annual tradition for the Alliance to honor outstanding achievements in the field of school-based health care. In years past, we’ve recognized persons and organizations whose contributions span research, evaluation, clinical competence, training, advocacy, and policy. This year’s awardee has achieved excellence in every one of those dimensions. Trina Anglin is a long-time friend and...

Opening Plenary: Radically Healing Schools and Communities

June 27, 2016

There’s always a sense of possibility, despite what our conditions are or what we have done. That was the message that Dr. Shawn Ginwright, author of Hope and Healing in Urban Education, delivered to our attendees during the opening plenary of the 2016 National School-Based Health Care Convention. Hope...

Social Determinants of Health: Building Relationships with Youth Experiencing Homelessness

June 16, 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. Neighborcare Health’s Homeless Youth Clinic (HYC) strives to empower Seattle-area youth who...

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...