Alex Even

Effective School-Community Partnerships to Support School Mental Health

Comprehensive school mental health systems rely on a foundation of educators and school-employed mental health professionals (e.g. school psychologists, school counselors, school social workers), in partnership with community health and mental health professionals. States, districts, and schools often grapple with how to strategically staff a full continuum of mental health supports and services, sometimes exclusively …

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Maximize Your Impact: SBHCs are Better Together! Complete the National Survey and Quality Counts for a chance to WIN!

Dear colleagues, The School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) officially launches the new National Survey of School-Based Health Centers TODAY! The National Survey* amplifies the voices of school-based health centers (SBHCs) nationwide, telling the story of the pandemic’s impact on children’s health and well-being. The National Survey collects national SBHC data by asking SBHCs to update their profile regarding current SBHC delivery models, funding sources, and staffing. We are excited to feature Quality Counts in …

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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, …

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Climate Change is the New Social Determinant of Health

By Emma Bittar, Youth Advisory Council Member 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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Joint Statement on National School Nurse Day and National Nurses Month

In celebration of National School Nurse Day and National Nurses Month, the School-Based Health Alliance and the National Association of School Nurses are releasing the following statement:  “School Nursing & School-Based Centers Working Together for Student Success.” A big shout out to school nurses, school-based health center nurses, and all nurses who work with our young …

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SBHA partners with COVID Collaborative, Harvard’s Safra Center, Brown School of Public Health, and New America to produce new resources on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in schools

This school year has been a crash course in flexibility and adaptation. After pivoting to online learning early in the pandemic, schools and districts have had to integrate infection prevention and control measures to enable in-person instruction while protecting the health and safety of students and staff. COVID Collaborative, the Harvard Edmund J. Safra Center …

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