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The Institute for Educational Leadership’s Rise Up for Equity: A National Summit on Community Schools & Family Engagement

May 18, 2020

The Institute for Educational Leadership’s  Rise Up for Equity: A National Summit on Community Schools & Family Engagement is now VIRTUAL! Starting June 1st, they will offer 20 events a week for 20 days! Become immersed in multiple events and learn innovative and proven practices, approaches and research from grassroots...

Happy Birthday CHC!

May 1, 2020

From our friends at CHC: Time and circumstance define our history. This May 1st marks our 48th anniversary of the founding of the Community Health Center. Many of you know the stories that helped shape who we are. Yes, it was a group of 20-year-old Wesleyan University students and...

The Honest Truth Behind E-Cigarettes: A Teen’s Perspective

April 30, 2020

The Honest Truth Behind E-Cigarettes: A Teen’s Perspective By Brooklyn  Waller, Youth Advisory Council member  Brooklyn Waller is a high school senior in Arkansas. She advocates for those without access to health care and for students to take advantage of their local school-based health centers.  You see them everywhere:...

School-Based Health Center (SBHC) COVID-19 Listening and Learning Sessions

April 23, 2020

The School-Based Health Alliance invites SBHC sponsor organizations and administrators and SBHC primary care and behavioral health clinicians to join their peers from across the nation to discuss, share, and learn from each other on how SBHCs are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the Alliance does not have...

Redirecting the War on Drugs: How Youth Today Play a Pivotal Role

April 9, 2020

Redirecting the War on Drugs: How Youth Today Play a Pivotal Role By Baila Salifou, Youth Advisory Council member Baila is a high school senior at South Hagerstown High School. She is focused on tackling mental health stigmas and healthcare discrepancies associated with youth in America, as well as...

Navigating the Healthcare System for Youth

March 26, 2020

Navigating the Healthcare System for Youth By Andre Armour, Youth Advisory Council member Andre is a young advocate seeking peace and proper justice for his community. He believes that his purpose in life is to serve others in whatever capacity is needed. “Garlic, basil, and lemon juice mixed with...

Letter to the Congressional leaders from the Coalition for Community Schools and Partners

March 24, 2020

Please see the attached letter to the Congressional leaders from the Coalition for Community Schools and many partners, including the Alliance, asking for funding for Title 1 eligible schools and each Title 1 schoolwide school. Read Letter Here

School-Based Health Alliance Statement on COVID-19

March 23, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC (March 24, 2020) – The School-Based Health Alliance is closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on school-based health centers (SBHCs) across the nation. As this situation is rapidly evolving, we advise SBHCs to seek up to date operational and communications guidance from their sponsoring agency,...

Navigating Your Health Resources: The Five W’s of Key Health Services

March 12, 2020

Navigating Your Health Resources:  The Five W’s of Key Health Services By Audrey Gabriel, Youth Advisory Council member Audrey is a first-generation student and activist for immigrants and people of color. She champions health care as a human right and works to bridge the health inequity gap towards social...

Now Accepting Applications to Join a 12-Month Learning Collaborative to Improve School Health

February 24, 2020

The School-Based Health Alliance (the Alliance) invites states to apply to participate in a 12-month Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) focused on making measurable improvements in the health of students during the 2020-21 school year. The CoIIN is part of the School Health Services National Quality Initiative (NQI)...