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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?...

School-Based Health Alliance Announces Search for New President

April 9, 2019

School-Based Health Alliance Announces Search for New President WASHINGTON, DC (April 9, 2019) – The School-Based Health Alliance announced today that the Board of Directors has begun a search to replace our long-standing leader, John Schlitt. “For nearly two decades, John has been at the helm of the Alliance,...

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...

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...

How Youth Leadership Changes the World

October 11, 2018

How Youth Leadership Changes the World By Anna Gabriella Casalme, Alliance Board Member and former Youth Advisory Council Member A little over three months ago, the 2018 National School-Based Health Care Convention challenged us to think about how we can promote youth leadership in our work. In the closing...

Alliance Joins Child and Family Advocates Opposing Public Charge Proposal

September 28, 2018

Alliance Joins Child and Family Advocates Opposing Public Charge Proposal WASHINGTON, DC—The School-Based Health Alliance stands with our national partners and esteemed medical associations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians and the American Psychiatric...

Federal School-Based Health Center Bill Gaining Bipartisan Support

September 6, 2018

Federal School-Based Health Center Bill Gaining Bipartisan Support As schools open their doors to students for a new academic year, a growing number of supporters in Congress have joined together to sponsor legislation that authorizes a federal school-based health care program. “Even as it seems that our nation is...