New Directions for School-Based Health Grants 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 Grants – funded by CVS 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. Click here to learn more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Action Alert: School-Based Health Centers Act Thanks to a terrific Advocacy Day at our 2013 convention, Rep. Lois Capps and dozens of Representatives are working to pass H.R. 2632, a bill to reauthorize the school-based health center program in federal law. The next step to passing this bill into law is securing the support of as many legislative cosponsors as possible. Click here to send a message to your Congressional Representative: school-based health centers work for students, for families, and for communities!
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.