Posts Tagged ‘Policy’

California Enacts Sweeping Vaccination Law

July 6, 2015

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law on June 30 that will require most schoolchildren in his state to receive scheduled vaccines. The new law removes the personal belief exemption, allowing exemption only for medical reasons. This is only the third law of its kind in the...

Study by the Economic Policy Institute Recommends SBHCs

June 30, 2015

A study published on June 10, 2015 by the Economic Policy Institute highlights five social disadvantages that diminish student performance: parenting practices that impede children’s intellectual and behavioral development, single parenthood, parents’ irregular work schedules, inadequate access to primary health care, and exposure to and absorption of lead in...

Supreme Court Affirms Access to Affordable Health Coverage in King vs. Burwell

June 25, 2015

Today, the Supreme Court announced its ruling in favor of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in King vs. Burwell. The 6-3 decision upholds the legality of insurance subsidies for consumers in the 34 states that did not set up their own health insurance marketplaces, and instead operate within the...

Watch Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow’s Message to the 2015 Convention Attendees

June 24, 2015

Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow sent the following video message to attendees of the 2015 National School-Based Health Care Convention. School-Based Health Alliance President John Schlitt introduced the video during the leadership lunch session on June 17, 2015: Senator Stabenow’s support was integral to ensuring $200 million was included in...

Policy Learning Collaborative State Team Spotlight: Connecticut

May 21, 2015

Advancing Legislation to Define SBHCs What services are offered by school-based health centers (SBHCs)? Are these services paid by health insurers? In this era of health systems transformation, are there opportunities for SBHCs to get paid for services that haven’t traditionally been covered by health insurance? What would that...

Policy Learning Collaborative State Team Spotlight: Illinois

May 7, 2015

Protecting Confidentiality in the Medicaid Managed Care Landscape By Anna Burnham, Coordinator- Child and Adolescent Health Initiative, EverThrive Illinois EverThrive Illinois, a School-Based Health Alliance affiliate, is championing state legislation this session that would provide an added layer of confidentiality protections for those seeking sensitive health care services. The...

National Champion for SBHCs: Senator Debbie Stabenow

March 3, 2015

By Anna Burns, Outreach and Engagement Associate, School-Based Health Alliance In order for any movement to be successful, it must have a powerful champion—an advocate with a strong voice who takes it upon him or herself to further the movement on the national scale. The school-based health care movement...

Protecting CHIP: Critical to the Health of Kids and Teens in California and Across the Country

January 6, 2015

By Lisa Eisenberg, Senior Policy Analyst, California School-Based Health Alliance In January, a new Congress will convene in Washington, DC. Included in the long list of legislation they must consider is a program of critical importance to school-based health care—the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Enacted in 1997, CHIP...

School-Based Health Alliance Officially Endorses Bill to Address School-Based Health Care Workforce

September 17, 2014

By Suzanne Mackey, Policy Analyst, School-Based Health Alliance Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD) reintroduced H.R. 5498, the Primary Care Physician Reentry Act, on September 16. This legislation aims to combat the nation’s shortage of primary care providers, family physicians, and pediatricians by providing training and financial assistance to physicians returning...

Changing the Map in Kansas

September 8, 2014

One of the School-Based Health Alliance’s greatest advocacy achievements to date has been the allocation of one-time only federal funds, totaling $200M, to build and expand school-based health centers. After the disbursement of the funds was completed this year, we expected to see several cities at the top of...