Posts Tagged ‘Student-Focus’

Healing Justice and Our Nation’s Schools

June 2, 2016

By John Schlitt, President, School-Based Health Alliance Hope and healing. Both are in short supply for too many young people today. Hopelessness—brought on by exposure to poverty and violence—often leads to alienation and civic disengagement among young people. The long-term consequences of such social toxicity are well known: poor health,...

Implementing Adolescent Specific SBIRT in SBHCs

May 19, 2016

By Letitia D. Winston, Assistant Director of Programs, School-Based Health Alliance Nationally, nearly 10 percent of young people ages 12-17 report having used drugs. A  significant amount of those young people are classified as substance abusive or dependent. This growing public health concern should serve as a call to action for school-based health...

Children’s Wellbeing Initiative Seeks Leaders

May 10, 2016

Ashoka Changemakers and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have partnered on an initiative to spark a more unified vision for children’s wellbeing in the United States. They’ve launched a national movement to support and magnify leaders who are developing groundbreaking approaches to ensuring that every child thrives. Until June 22, applications will be accepted from...

Social Determinants of Adolescent Health: A Conversation with Tamara Baer, MD, MPH

May 5, 2016

Coordinating Care around the Social Determinants of Health is a blog series from the School-Based Health Alliance. We feature stories from clinicians that demonstrate the impact of safety-net health centers that use a social determinants lens when providing coordination of care for adolescents. Read more posts in the series...

Pre-Conference Feature: Mental Health First Aid: I’m Not a Clinician, How Can I Help?

May 4, 2016

Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or the Heimlich, or calling 911. Sometimes, first aid is you! A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone...

CDC Releases New BAM! Mobile App and Flu Content

April 26, 2016

BAM! Body and Mind, CDC’s website for kids and teachers, offers students information to make healthy lifestyle choices—focusing on the body, diseases, food and nutrition, physical activity, safety, and stress. The CDC Division of Population Health just launched the first mobile game for Body and Mind (BAM!), called Dining Decisions. This interactive...

Using Our Mapping Tool to Target High-Need Communities

April 21, 2016

By Larry Bostian, Vice President for Development, School-Based Health Alliance The Alliance recently submitted two funding proposals to a long-standing partner, the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to strengthen services for adolescents vulnerable to HIV and STD infection...

New Directions Grantees Focus on Youth and Family Engagement

April 19, 2016

Effective youth and family engagement practices at school-based health centers (SBHCs) can lead to improved community relationships and better health outcomes. Such practices can also mean improved sustainability, productivity, and fiscal health for SBHCs. This is why several sites in our New Directions for School­-Based Health grant program focused...

Lead the Way: Young People as “Partners,” Not “Clients”

March 23, 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 Corazón...

Training Opportunity for SBHCs: Improving Primary Care Health Outcomes for LGBT Patients

March 17, 2016

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth have unique health needs. The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is currently recruiting a limited number of health centers to participate in Project ECHO® LGBT. This free, ongoing training and support will help you address the specific needs of LGBT...