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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...

Advancing the Role of School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in Driving Health Justice

March 3, 2021

Our colleagues at CHC/Weitzman have published an article, Advancing the Role of School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in Driving Health Justice in the Journal of School Health. You can access it here.

New Webinar Series: FREE Virtual Tools for Schools & SBHCs During the Pandemic

February 22, 2021

Webinar #1: FREE Virtual Tools for Schools & SBHCs During the Pandemic (for providers and school partners) Date and Time: March 10, 2021 11:00 am ET/8:00 am PT Description:  Join Yale’s play2PREVENT Lab and the School-Based Health Alliance for an interactive webinar series highlighting FREE health prevention video games...

Why Mental Health is Important Now More Than Ever

February 22, 2021

By Baila Salifou, Youth Advisory Council member Baila is a freshman at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is focused on tackling mental health stigmas and healthcare discrepancies associated with youth in America, as well as youth across the globe. The following reflects Baila’s lived experiences, thoughts, and...

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

February 12, 2021

Are your SBHC staff feeling isolated and overwhelmed in the current environment? Join the FINAL CoIIN Cohort to connect with peers in your state and across the country while learning ways to serve students better! Applications are now open to join a 12-month learning collaborative to improve school health....