Washington, DC, Sept. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Covid-19 has shown us that schools are more than just places of education, they provide for many student needs, including healthcare. The School-Based Health Alliance honored Dr. Claire Brindis and Dr. Angela Diaz with the organization’s Pioneer Award, which recognizes the founding members of the school-based health care (SBHC) movement who fought for national recognition of at-risk adolescents and how SBHCs are well-suited to address their needs. Both Brindis and Diaz have embodied this mission by growing the SBHC field, and contributing to SBHC research, evaluation, and peer-reviewed literature.