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School-Based Health Alliance Board of Directors Appoints Robert Boyd Next President and CEO

August 22, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC (August 22, 2019) – The School-Based Health Alliance announced today that its board of directors has selected Robert Boyd as the next president and CEO for the organization. He will succeed John Schlitt, the current president and CEO, on August 26. Robert comes to the Alliance from...

Congressional Champions’ Messages to 2019 Convention Attendees

July 11, 2019

The 2019 Advocacy Day was one for the record books, with an astounding 800 convention attendees holding over 200 meetings on the Hill. School-based health care advocates stormed the Capitol to advocate for the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R.2075/S.1013). Before advocates headed to the Hill, they...

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Appropriations Bill with Funding for School-Based Health Centers

June 19, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC (June 19, 2019) – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its FY2020 appropriations bill that includes a $5 million line item for school-based health centers. The School-Based Health Alliance thanks Congressional champions Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and John Sarbanes (D-MD) for leading this SBHC funding request. “This...

Blog: Adolescent Sexual/Reproductive Health Pre-Conference Sessions

May 22, 2019

Don’t Miss this Pre-Conference Opportunity: Addressing Adolescent STI’s, PrEP, LARCS, Contraceptive Counseling, and How to Insert IUDs By Andrea Shore, Director of Programs Are you a primary care clinician who works with adolescents? Need to brush up on your clinical knowledge and skills in adolescent sexual and reproductive health?...

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced in Congress to Reauthorize SBHC Program, Bolster Support for School-Based Health Centers

April 4, 2019

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced in Congress to Reauthorize SBHC Program, Bolster Support for School-Based Health Centers WASHINGTON, DC (April 3, 2019) – Today, in a bipartisan, bicameral show of support for school-based health care, a group from the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate introduced legislation to reauthorize the...

Call for applications now open: national school health services quality improvement initiative

April 2, 2019

Healing Super Heroes Every School Day: 2019 Awareness Month Wrap-Up

March 28, 2019

Healing Super Heroes Every School Day 2019 Awareness Month Wrap-Up By Anna Burns, Manager of Communications and Public Policy Research assistance from Miranda Robinson-Perez February 2019 marks my third year managing the national campaign we call National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month. And as the person who tracks user...

Federal Commission on School Safety’s Report Mentions SBHCs But Downplays Role of Guns in School Violence

December 21, 2018

Federal Commission on School Safety’s Report Mentions SBHCs But Downplays Role of Guns in School Violence WASHINGTON, DC (December 20, 2018)– This week, the Federal Commission on School Safety—the Trump Administration’s response to the Parkland tragedy—released its final report. The report describes a wide variety of gun violence prevention...

Policy Year In Review

December 19, 2018

Policy Year In Review The 115th Congress was the most successful congress for the advancement of school-based health center’s policy priorities in nearly a decade. Victories include a bi-partisan, bicameral Reauthorization bill and the new opioid law, which includes both SBHC tele-health language as well as grants for trauma-informed...

SBHC Advocates Introduce Legislation in Senate to Reauthorize SBHC Program

October 17, 2018

SBHC Advocates Introduce Legislation in Senate to Reauthorize SBHC Program WASHINGTON, DC (October 17, 2018) – In a bipartisan show of support for school-based health care, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) have introduced legislation in Congress that amends the Public Health Service Act to...