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Effective School-Community Partnerships to Support School Mental Health

June 17, 2021

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...

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

May 24, 2021

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,...

School-Based Health Alliance Celebrates Introduction of “Hallways to Health Care Act”

May 20, 2021

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...

Climate Change is the New Social Determinant of Health

May 19, 2021

By Emma Bittar, Youth Advisory Councilmember 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...

Joint Statement on National School Nurse Day and National Nurses Month

May 13, 2021

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...

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

April 28, 2021

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,...

School-Based SBIRT Speaker Series

April 12, 2021

The School-Based Health Alliance invites you to join us for our virtual speaker series on school-based SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment). The series will feature practitioners, researchers, and experts in the field of youth substance use who will discuss the value of the SBIRT model and...

School-Based Health State Leaders Share their Experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 23, 2021

The School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) distributed an online survey to learn how school-based health centers (SBHCs) across the country have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants were invited to complete the survey if they are official or forthcoming state affiliates of SBHA. Nineteen participants* disclosed the estimated current...

The Lack of Sex Education and Why It Needs to Change

March 22, 2021

By Brooklyn Waller, Youth Advisory Council member Brooklyn is a freshman at the University of Arkansas. She advocates for those without access to health care and for students to take advantage of their local school-based health centers. The following reflects Brooklyn’s lived experiences, thoughts, and opinions. You walk into your...

2021 Spring and Summer Education Series for School-Based Health Care Professionals

March 3, 2021

The School-Based Health Alliance, in partnership with the Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute, presents the 2021 Spring and Summer Education Series for School-Based Health Care Professionals, starting March 16, 2021, and runs through August 31, 2021. As the pandemic keeps us from our traditional convention, we will offer multiple...