Posts Tagged ‘Awareness Month’

2018 Awareness Month Wrap-Up

March 14, 2018

The 2018 National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month was one for the record books. Every February, the school-based health care field recognizes our accomplishments and raises awareness about how school-based health centers (SBHCs) are revolutionizing the way children and adolescents access health care services. This year, we tapped into...

Alliance Hosts Congressional Briefings During Awareness Month

March 12, 2018

On Wednesday, February 28, the School-Based Health Alliance held two congressional briefings in honor of National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Child health experts from around the country shared how school-based health centers (SBHCs) are meeting the increased mental health needs of the lesser known victims of this epidemic...

Youth Advocacy in New York: Moving the Needle for School-Based Health Care

February 15, 2018

By Fathima Lye, National Youth Advisory Council member February needs no introduction in the New York school-based health world – it’s a busy time of year for everyone at local, state, and national levels as they prepare for Advocacy Day on February 6. The month of February is also...

Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport

February 17, 2017

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance Democracy is not a spectator sport, as the saying goes. The resistance marches and noisy town hall meetings between elected officials and constituents across the nation are a great reminder that democracies thrive when citizens engage. Participation is a necessary ingredient. This...

Youth Take the Lead in Championing SBHCs

April 7, 2016

Every February, schools and communities come together nationwide to celebrate the success and contributions of school-based health centers (SBHCs) during National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Each state organizes different advocacy activities to improve general or specific health issues affecting their young people. These campaigns, events, and student mobilizations...

Lifetime Advocate for SBHCs: Sue Catchings

March 11, 2015

By Anna Burns, Outreach and Engagement Associate, School-Based Health Alliance Since the School-Based Health Alliance first convened in Washington, DC over 20 years ago, Sue Catchings of Louisiana hasn’t missed a single annual meeting. Though our field changed quite a bit over those years, Sue’s dedication to the cause...

Youth Advisory Council Celebrate Awareness Month

February 26, 2015

By Nicole Carrillo, Youth Advisory Council Member The School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members advocated for school-based health centers (SBHCs) in their communities throughout 2015 School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Nicole Carrillo shares her experience. Walking into Room 241 at Northwest Magnet High School in Omaha, Nebraska during...

2015 Leadership Series: Patti Scott

February 12, 2015

Each week during Awareness Month, we will feature a story about a long-time leader and advocate for school-based health care on our blog. Our next blog features Patti Scott, who has worked as an SBHC administrator in Maryland, Tennessee, and Arkansas. Patti Scott started her school-based health care career...

2015 Leadership Series: Dr. Veda Johnson

February 5, 2015

Each week during Awareness Month, we will feature a story about a long-time leader and advocate for school-based health care on our blog. To kick off the series, we have a blog post about Dr. Veda Johnson of Emory University, who has worked to establish school-based health centers in...