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School Health Care Advocates Recognized with School-Based Health Alliance Pioneer Award

September 8, 2020

Washington, DC, Sept. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Covid-19 has shown us that schools are more than just places of education, they provide for many student needs, including healthcare. The School-Based Health Alliance honored Dr. Claire Brindis and Dr. Angela Diaz with the organization’s Pioneer Award, which recognizes the...

Please Take Our 2020 SBHC COVID Survey!

August 25, 2020

Re-Imagining School-Based Healthcare Together We are still gathering data related to pandemic’s impact on the current SBHC landscape and the SBHC response during these uncertain times. If you represent an SBHC or SBHC sponsor, please complete this brief, 10-minute survey about your current SBHC operations by Tuesday, September 22,...

Youth Advisory Council Blog: Why SBHCs Matter to Youth

August 6, 2020

In celebration of National Health Center Week, this compilation comes from the School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council to share their perspectives on the importance of school-based health centers. Emma Bittar, FL I never had a school-based health center growing up. As a matter of fact, I never heard...

School-Based Health Alliance Statement on Re-opening School Buildings

July 28, 2020

“Not Just Face Masks and Hand Sanitizer, but Counseling and Care” Washington, DC – While school district leaders across the country urgently seek protective gear and cleaning supplies, redesign classrooms and bus schedules to enable social distancing, and take other preventative safety measures, they must also place an equally...

Summer School with the School-Based Health Alliance

July 20, 2020

The School-Based Health Alliance is hosting a five-part virtual learning series—Summer School with the School-Based Health Alliance. We’ve been listening to the field, and we missed seeing many of you at our annual convention. To help meet your needs in the current landscape, we’re offering this virtual series on pressing...

Pediatricians, Educators and Superintendents Urge a Safe Return to School This Fall

July 10, 2020

Science and community circumstances must guide decision-making; funding is criticial “Science should drive decision-making on safely reopening schools. Public health agencies must make recommendations based on evidence, not politics. We should leave it to health experts to tell us when the time is best to open up school buildings,...

Exploring Considerations for Schools in the Age of COVID-19

July 6, 2020

On Monday, July 13, 2020, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST, the American School Health As-sociation (ASHA) is hosting a free virtual event, Preparing for a New Learning Environment: Considerations for Schools in the Era of COVID-19. The event will feature 20 experts who will address how to...

Check out the Future of Personal Health Campaign

June 25, 2020

You can find us in Mediaplanet’s Future of Personal Health campaign, out today! In this pandemic era, it’s more important than ever to raise awareness of resources in mental and physical health. We offer exclusive tips and articles for readers for maintaining their health, and information about recent developments...

These are Perilous Times

June 2, 2020

These are perilous times. I pray that you are all well and safe. As a Black man in America, with Black children (one a son), no one needs to tell me how to feel right now. I took this job because I wanted to see more health care supports...

What Life is Like in NY, the U.S. Epicenter of the Pandemic

May 28, 2020

What Life is Like in NY, the U.S. Epicenter of the Pandemic By Fathima Lye, Youth Advisory Council member Fathima Lye is a college junior in NYC. She is an advocate for school-based health centers and works to spread awareness on youth-centric issues and doing what she can to...