Posts Tagged ‘Anna Burns’

Lead the Way: Youth Development through Leadership Networks in California

February 18, 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. The California...

Peer Health Exchange Announces SBHC Tours

February 11, 2016

By Anna Burns, Outreach and Engagement Associate, School-Based Health Alliance January 4, 2016 Peer Health Exchange (PHE) has an elegant solution for encouraging students to seek out services in their SBHC—and it’s already demonstrating success. We recently spoke with Louisa Brown, Director of Communications for Peer Health Exchange. She...

Flint, MI, Looks to SBHCs as Part of Comprehensive Response to Water Crisis

February 9, 2016

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is a problem that won’t easily be solved. Lead exposure has long-term, serious consequences for individual’s health, particularly for children and adolescents. Beyond the immediate need for infrastructure repairs, the community in Flint will require wrap-around services to support the families and children...

Member Spotlight: AMD Global Telemedicine

January 28, 2016

Depending on whom you ask, telemedicine is the next frontier for school health. To help us understand technology’s growing role in health, especially its potential application in schools, we recently spoke with Alliance member Keri Dostie, Director of Marketing for AMD Global Telemedicine. “All too often, children are left...

Introducing Our Second Cohort of Leadership Fellows

January 25, 2016

The School-Based Health Alliance is thrilled to announce our second cohort of Leadership Fellows. These ten fellows are early to mid-level in their careers and feel strongly that accessible, quality health care should be provided for children in schools. The yearlong Leadership Fellows Program allows participants to work with...

Connecticut School-Based Health Alliance Affiliate Receives $75K Grant

December 30, 2015

The Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers, Inc. (CASBHC) received a $75,000 grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation to build upon their Patient-Centered School-Based Health Care (PC-SBHC) project, which began in 2015. This new grant will provide a second year of funding to promote SBHCs as a type...

Lead the Way: Youth-Adult Partnerships for Health Advocacy in New York

December 23, 2015

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. Montefiore School...

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD) Reintroduces the Primary Care Physician Reentry Act

December 17, 2015

The Primary Care Physician Reentry Act (H.R. 4234) would create a pilot program to establish or expand physician reentry programs and streamline the process for credentialing, training, and continuing medical education of doctors returning to primary care. The bill would also provide training and financial assistance to physicians in...

The Future Is Here: Demonstrating Value through Data

December 15, 2015

By Suzanne Mackey, Senior Policy Analyst, School-Based Health Alliance School-based health centers (SBHCs) provide care to a medically underserved, hard-to-reach population of children and adolescents. However, our voice is often absent from state and local decision-making around health care financing and delivery system reform. It’s easy to feel overlooked...

SBHC Story: Elev8ing School and Community Health in New Mexico

December 3, 2015

This story comes from a submission to our #BacktoSchool contest in August. We’ll post similar stories over the next several months. At Grant and Wilson Middle Schools in Albuquerque, NM, 68-82% of the students live in poverty, depending on which neighborhood they reside. It draws from one of the...