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Why Mental Health is Important Now More Than Ever

By Baila Salifou, Youth Advisory Council member Baila is a freshman at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is focused on tackling mental health stigmas and healthcare discrepancies associated with youth in America, as well as youth across the globe. The following reflects Baila’s lived experiences, thoughts, and opinions. COVID-19 has brought an array […]


Request for Applications to Participate in the National Quality Initiative to Improve School Health and Mental Health Services

*Applications due Monday April 5, 2021* OPPORTUNITY: REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS The School-Based Health Alliance (the Alliance) and the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) invite states—in collaboration with five local entities (e.g., school-based health centers, comprehensive school mental health systems, school regions, school districts, hospitals, local public health authorities, federally qualified health centers, etc.)—to […]


Partly hidden by isolation, many of the nation’s schoolchildren struggle with mental health

From the Washington Post: More than 10 months into the pandemic, mental health is a simmering crisis for many of the nation’s schoolchildren, partly hidden by isolation but increasingly evident in the distress of parents, the worries of counselors and an early body of research. Holed up at home, students dwell in the glare of […]


National Quality Initiative to Improve
School Health and Mental Health

Request for Applications to Participate in the National Quality Initiative to Improve School Health and Mental Health *Applications due Friday, May 1, 2020* OPPORTUNITY: REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS The School-Based Health Alliance invite states to apply to participate in a 12-month School-Based Health Center Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) focused on making measurable improvements in […]


Alliance Holds Capitol Hill Briefings to Raise Awareness of School-Based Mental Health

The School-Based Health Alliance recently hosted Capitol Hill briefings to raise awareness among federal policymakers about school-based health centers (SBHCs). The briefing coincided with the introduction of the Hallways to Health Act—a comprehensive school-based health care “vision” bill—and 2016 National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Suzanne Mackey, Senior Policy Analyst at the Alliance, was joined […]


Survey for School Mental Health Professionals

Pace University’s Psychology Department is hosting an anonymous survey about interprofessional collaboration between school mental health clinicians and pediatric primary care providers. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes, and you must be a practicing school mental health professional to participate. The survey asks questions about your current practices, comfort in collaborating with pediatric primary care providers, training needs, and beliefs about […]


Mental Health

Nationwide, One in Five Youth Suffers from a Diagnosable Emotional, Mental, or Behavioral Disorder Yet the majority of youth who need care do not receive it.1 Barriers to access include lack of or limited health insurance for mental health care, social stigma, and lack of problem recognition by adults, including teachers and parents. Under-identification is […]


Planning for the Next Normal at School: Updated checklists and resources for implementing mental, physical, and social health strategies

To ensure the best conditions for teaching and learning amidst COVID-19, the health of students, teachers, and staff must be a top priority. We’re here to help with the latest version of our Planning for the Next Normal at School playbook. This up-to-date resource offers useful tools that you can use as we all settle […]


School-Based Health Alliance Celebrates Introduction of “Hallways to Health Care Act”

Washington, D.C. – May 20, 2021 – The School-Based Health Alliance celebrates the introduction of a new bill, the Hallways to Health Care Act, which would help ensure that students have access to health care services at school-based health centers across the nation. “The simple fact is that healthy kids learn better,” said Robert Boyd, […]


Climate Change is the New Social Determinant of Health

By Emma Bittar, Youth Advisory Councilmember Emma Bittar is a college freshman at Tufts University from Bradenton, Florida. She believes that youth have the fundamental right to live their happiest and healthiest lives through equal access to education and healthcare services. Growing up in Florida has allowed me to appreciate the stunning environment around me […]

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