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2020-21 National Survey of School-Based Health Centers: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are excited to share with you the results of the 2021 National Survey of School-Based Health Centers. Thank you to the school-based health care professionals who generously participated in this survey in addition to facing the demands of an ongoing pandemic. As we advocate for national policy and legislative action, we will use the …

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The CDC has updated guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools.

This updated version of COVID-19 guidance for school administrators outlines strategies for K-12 schools to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maintain safe operations. This guidance emphasizes implementing layered prevention strategies (using multiple prevention strategies together) to protect students, teachers, staff, and other members of their households, and to support in-person learning. This guidance considers current …

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For schools: school-based transmission of COVID-19 can remain low with layered prevention strategies, including test-to-stay.

Setting up testing for COVID-19 in schools is one of the most important things schools can do to contain the spread of COVID-19 amongst students and staff. Now, schools have a new tool they can use to keep learning in-person even if cases arise: test to stay.  Test to stay combines two important prevention strategies …

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SBHA Announces New Capabilities to Children’s Health and Education Mapping Tool

December 17, 2021 For Immediate Release SBHA Announces New Capabilities to Children’s Health and Education Mapping ToolUpdates will Facilitate Connections between Schools, Community Health Centers to Provide Needed Health Services in Schools December 17, 2021—Washington, DC— The School-Based Health Alliance released an updated Children’s Health and Education Mapping Tool, featuring new capabilities that enable health, …

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SBHA Releases Adolescent Substance Use Prevention Toolkit for SBHCs

SBHA recently released a new Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) toolkit! This step-by-step guide for school-based health centers (SBHCs) uses an innovative, evidence-based approach to tackling drug and alcohol use with adolescents. Core components that differentiate the SBIRT model include: De-stigmatized and universal screening tools for substance use Acknowledgement of substance use as …

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