U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow to Receive National Champion Award

The School-Based Health Alliance is Honoring U.S. Senator Stabenow for Her Efforts to Advance School-Based Health Centers

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow will receive the National Champion Award from the School-Based Health Alliance on February 25. The Alliance is recognizing U.S. Senator Stabenow for her decades of work advocating on behalf of school-based health centers (SBHCs) in Michigan and across the country.

“Senator Stabenow’s support was singularly instrumental in the allocation of $200 million in mandatory funding from the Affordable Care Act for the construction and expansion of school-based health centers nationwide,” said John Schlitt, President of the School-Based Health Alliance. “Thanks in great part to Senator Stabenow, more than 450 organizations from 47 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico were awarded grants, which resulted in increased access to two thousand school sites and two million children and adolescents.”

The Alliance will also honor Sue Catchings—an SBHC administrator from Baton Rouge, Louisiana—with a Lifetime Advocacy Award. U.S. Senator Stabenow and Catchings will accept their awards at the School-Based Health Alliance’s 20th Anniversary Reception at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health in Washington, DC.

About the School-Based Health Alliance

The School-Based Health Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 1995 and is the national voice for school-based health care. The Alliance serves the school-based health care field by providing technical assistance, resources, and trainings so they can provide the best-quality health care to their patients.

For more information, or to schedule an interview with John Schlitt, please email Kyle Taylor, Communications Manager at the School-Based Health Alliance, at ktaylor@sbh4all.org. Pictures from the event will be available on February 26, 2015.

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