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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!

Post-Convention: Finding Ways to Stay Inspired and Engaged

September 15, 2016

By Anna Casalme, Youth Advisory Council member As a Youth Advisory Council member, I had the opportunity to attend and present at the 2016 National School-Based Health Care Convention in Arlington, VA. If I had to sum up the whole experience in a single word, it would be: awesome....

Lead the Way: Youth Helping Youth to Thrive

August 31, 2016

By Seleena Moore, Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance 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...

New Telehealth Grants Engage SBHCs

August 18, 2016

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $16 million to improve access to quality health care for 60 rural communities in 32 states. Designed to help address the unique geographic and access challenges faced by rural and frontier communities, four grant programs will support telehealth initiatives, health care...

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...