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)...

Nationwide Collaborative Network Launches to Improve Quality of School-Based Health Services

October 9, 2019

A new national initiative is underway to improve the quality of care for children and adolescents receiving services in schools. The School-Based Health Alliance and the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine recently launched the second iteration of a National...

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...