2016 Outstanding Achievement Award: Trina Anglin

Trina 2016 AwardIt’s an annual tradition for the Alliance to honor outstanding achievements in the field of school-based health care. In years past, we’ve recognized persons and organizations whose contributions span research, evaluation, clinical competence, training, advocacy, and policy.

This year’s awardee has achieved excellence in every one of those dimensions. Trina Anglin is a long-time friend and champion of school-based health centers (SBHCs). A health care provider with board-certification in adolescent medicine, Trina started in Cleveland, Ohio, one of the nation’s earliest SBHCs.

She then moved to the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and developed teaching programs for Denver’s SBHC staff, and as evaluator was one of the first to recognize the important role SBHCs play in providing mental health services and supports to students.

In 1996, Trina moved to the federal stage and has championed SBHCs across the spectrum of youth-serving agencies. As chief of the Adolescent Health Branch, Maternal and Child Health Bureau at HRSA, she is responsible for a broad portfolio that promotes the health, development, safety, and well-being of school-aged children, adolescents, and young adults.

“Throughout my career, my role in school-based health services has been the most meaningful.”
-Trina Anglin

Were it not for Trina, we wouldn’t have a National Coordinating Committee or federal forum on School Health and Safety. Her authority on matters of adolescent health is without equal–which comes in handy as the nation’s co-lead on HP2020 Adolescent Health Workgroup.

For Trina’s three-decade commitment to children and adolescents, and her unyielding belief in the power of SBHCs, the Alliance is delighted to say thanks.

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