Matt Even

School-Based Health Alliance Statement on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

We are deeply concerned about the recent Supreme Court ruling, Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and its impact on the school-based health care field. This decision, and the subsequent “trigger laws” enacted by nearly half of the states to effectively ban abortion, will create a climate of fear and anxiety for many women, adolescents, …

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2020-21 National Survey of School-Based Health Centers: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are excited to share with you the results of the 2021 National Survey of School-Based Health Centers. Thank you to the school-based health care professionals who generously participated in this survey in addition to facing the demands of an ongoing pandemic. As we advocate for national policy and legislative action, we will use the …

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For schools: school-based transmission of COVID-19 can remain low with layered prevention strategies, including test-to-stay.

Setting up testing for COVID-19 in schools is one of the most important things schools can do to contain the spread of COVID-19 amongst students and staff. Now, schools have a new tool they can use to keep learning in-person even if cases arise: test to stay.  Test to stay combines two important prevention strategies …

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SBHA Releases Adolescent Substance Use Prevention Toolkit for SBHCs

SBHA recently released a new Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) toolkit! This step-by-step guide for school-based health centers (SBHCs) uses an innovative, evidence-based approach to tackling drug and alcohol use with adolescents. Core components that differentiate the SBIRT model include: De-stigmatized and universal screening tools for substance use Acknowledgement of substance use as …

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YouthHealthHub.org: What is it and why should I visit?

The School-Based Health Alliance Youth Development team consistently strives to put youth at the forefront of all that we do. Throughout our youth-centered programming, we often hear from young people about their desires for spaces to connect and learn from one another and health-focused youth-serving organizations. To address this, we created Youth Health Hub, a …

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