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Announcing Our 2018 Award Winners

May 24, 2018

Announcing Our 2018 Award Winners By John Schlitt, President Each year for nearly two decades, the School-Based Health Alliance has recognized luminaries in the school-based health care field with a Lifetime Achievement award. During the national convention we honor select individuals and institutions who have demonstrated a strong commitment...

Legislation Introduced in Congress to Reauthorize SBHC Program

May 22, 2018

Legislation Introduced in Congress to Reauthorize SBHC Program Today, a bipartisan group from the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation to reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) program. House members John Faso (R-NY), Paul Tonko (D-NY), Fred Upton (R-MI) and John Sarbanes (D-MD) sponsored H.R. 5899 to extend the School-Based...

Marching for Our Lives: Because High School Is Stressful Enough

April 18, 2018

Marching for Our Lives: Because High School Is Stressful Enough By Anna Burns, Manager, Communications and Public Policy Saturday, March 24 was an extraordinarily beautiful Saturday in the District. I stayed up late the night before, crafting witty, heartfelt March for Our Lives posters with some girlfriends. I was...

Creating Freedom from Violence

April 18, 2018

Creating Freedom from Violence By John Schlitt, President Enough is enough. Never again. Now is the time. It seems unimaginable, but the national gun violence prevention movement, fueled by unthinkable acts and media-savvy youth activists, may have finally reached a tipping point in our public discourse. Inspired by the...

School Nurses and School-Based Health Centers: A Conversation with Paula Fields

March 23, 2018

Paula Fields, MSN, BSN, RN is a senior program manager at the School-Based Health Alliance.  First, tell us about yourself! I am a nurse, a mom, a MiMi of a Type 1 diabetic grandchild, and a fierce advocate for children and school-based health care! I’ve worked to establish and...

2018 Awareness Month Wrap-Up

March 14, 2018

The 2018 National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month was one for the record books. Every February, the school-based health care field recognizes our accomplishments and raises awareness about how school-based health centers (SBHCs) are revolutionizing the way children and adolescents access health care services. This year, we tapped into...

Alliance Hosts Congressional Briefings During Awareness Month

March 12, 2018

On Wednesday, February 28, the School-Based Health Alliance held two congressional briefings in honor of National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. Child health experts from around the country shared how school-based health centers (SBHCs) are meeting the increased mental health needs of the lesser known victims of this epidemic...

Youth Advocacy in New York: Moving the Needle for School-Based Health Care

February 15, 2018

By Fathima Lye, National Youth Advisory Council member February needs no introduction in the New York school-based health world – it’s a busy time of year for everyone at local, state, and national levels as they prepare for Advocacy Day on February 6. The month of February is also...

2018 Annual Convention: a Taste of What’s to Come

February 12, 2018

By Andrea Shore, Director of Programs What do student health advocates, primary care clinicians, and mental health professionals have in common with medical-legal partnerships, telehealth, and oral health? They are all part of the 2018 National School-Based Health Care Convention! This year’s wide-ranging workshops reflect the commitment that school-based...

New York Extends Medicaid Carve-Out for SBHCs

December 19, 2017

In what is an enormous victory for the largest state school-based health care program in the country, the New York School-Based Health Alliance has successfully secured a 2.5 year extension of its Medicaid Managed Care (MMCP) carve-out for school-based health centers, which was scheduled to take place in July...