From the CDC: Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools to align with CDC’s existing guidance for fully vaccinated people and assist K-12 schools in opening for in-person instruction and remaining open. Additionally, the Considerations for Case Investigation and Contact Tracing in K-12 Schools and Institutions of Higher
School-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics succeed through dedicated staff, community relationships This spring, Lisa Howard, Quality Assurance and Improvement Director, the St. Croix Regional Family Health Center—a fixture in the rural town of Princeton, Maine—was one of two staff members managing the health center’s COVID vaccine distribution. Howard’s team annually holds flu
All young people deserve to thrive. Adolescent relationship abuse, defined as a pattern of controlling behaviors used to gain power in an intimate relationship, can negatively impact adolescents’ physical and mental wellbeing. To develop and maintain healthy relationships, adolescents need support from a range of systems, including their schools, 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
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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
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