New Directions for School-Based Health The School-Based Health Alliance is pleased to partner with the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust to create the next generation of school-based health centers (SBHCs). The New Directions for School-Based Health Grant—funded by CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and administered by the School-Based Health Alliance—will build the capacity of the school-based health care field to become integrated and active participants in the larger health care ecosystem through policy and practice solutions.
School-Based Health Alliance President Steps Down, Acting President Named
Linda Juszczak announced on March 25 that she will step down from her leadership role with the School-Based Health Alliance to take medical leave. As a member of the founding Board of Directors, and more recently in her role as President, Linda has guided the School-Based Health Alliance through an unprecedented period of growth and change. She has led the organization through rebranding; forged new programmatic partnerships with corporate, philanthropic, and government entities; and worked diligently to secure the first federally-appropriated source of funding for school-based health centers through the Affordable Care Act.
The Board of Directors has tasked Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs John Schlitt to serve as the Acting President of the organization effective immediately. John served as the first CEO of the School-Based Health Alliance from 1997 to 2008. He returned to the Alliance in 2011 to direct the organization’s policy and advocacy efforts. We are confident that his leadership and expertise will guide us through this interim period, and we remain committed to our mission of strengthening and advocating for the school-based health care field.
TJ Cosgrove, Chair School-Based Health Alliance Board of Directors
Health Care Innovation Spotlight: Oregon SBHCs Click above to read the first of the School-Based Health Alliance’s Health Care Innovation Spotlight series, which features the integration of Oregon’s SBHCs into the state Medicaid’s accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical home program. Is your SBHC taking steps to become integrated into national and state health care reform efforts? Contact us at email@example.com to be featured in our series.
New Report on the Patient-Centered Medical Home Over the past year, Serina Reckling, School-Based Health Alliance’s Policy Analyst, conducted an in-depth analysis on state Medicaid patient-centered medical home (PCMH) programs in Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, North Carolina, and Oregon. Serina conducted interviews with 20 state stakeholders (including leaders from state SBHC associations, SBHC sponsoring agencies, Medicaid agencies and public health departments) to assess how SBHCs are included in their state’s PCMH efforts.
Hallways to Health is in Full Swing Our latest partnership with Kaiser Permanente, Hallways to Health, is in full swing. This initiative is part of Kaiser’s Thriving Schools movement, a campaign that promotes student-focused initiatives and workforce health. Read more.
School-Based Health Alliance Releases One-Of-A-Kind Census Report The School-Based Health Alliance unveiled a one-of-a-kind, national census report of the school-based health care field at the national annual conference held in Washington, D.C. Data for the report, which is produced every three years, were collected for the 2010-2011 school year and show that school based-health centers are adapting to a transforming health care system and, in many instances, are early adopters of health care reform.