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Healthy Starts, Healthy Starts: Understanding and Addressing Adolescent Relationship Abuse

July 20, 2021

All young people deserve to thrive. Adolescent relationship abuse, defined as a pattern of controlling behaviors used to gain power in an intimate relationship, can negatively impact adolescents’ physical and mental wellbeing. To develop and maintain healthy relationships, adolescents need support from a range of systems, including their schools,...

New Guidance: Youth Mental Health in the Wake of COVID-19

July 12, 2021

From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Dear Partner, I’m sharing the most recent rapid expert consultation from the National Academies’ Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN). The rapid expert consultation, School-Based Strategies for Addressing the Mental Health and Well-Being of Youth in the Wake of COVID-19, identifies...

CDC Updates Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in Kindergarten (K)-12 Schools

July 12, 2021

From the CDC: Dear Partners, We hope that you are doing well and that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. As the 2021-2022 school year approaches, we want to share the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) updated Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in Kindergarten (K)-12 Schools....

Effective School-Community Partnerships to Support School Mental Health

June 17, 2021

Comprehensive school mental health systems rely on a foundation of educators and school-employed mental health professionals (e.g. school psychologists, school counselors, school social workers), in partnership with community health and mental health professionals. States, districts, and schools often grapple with how to strategically staff a full continuum of mental...

Maximize Your Impact: SBHCs are Better Together! Complete the National Survey and Quality Counts for a chance to WIN!

May 24, 2021

Dear colleagues, The School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) officially launches the new National Survey of School-Based Health Centers TODAY! The National Survey* amplifies the voices of school-based health centers (SBHCs) nationwide, telling the story of the pandemic’s impact on children’s health and well-being. The National Survey collects national SBHC data by asking SBHCs to update their profile regarding current SBHC delivery models, funding sources,...

School-Based Health Alliance Celebrates Introduction of “Hallways to Health Care Act”

May 20, 2021

Washington, D.C. – May 20, 2021 – The School-Based Health Alliance celebrates the introduction of a new bill, the Hallways to Health Care Act, which would help ensure that students have access to health care services at school-based health centers across the nation. “The simple fact is that healthy...

Climate Change is the New Social Determinant of Health

May 19, 2021

By Emma Bittar, Youth Advisory Councilmember Emma Bittar is a college freshman at Tufts University from Bradenton, Florida. She believes that youth have the fundamental right to live their happiest and healthiest lives through equal access to education and healthcare services. Growing up in Florida has allowed me to...

Joint Statement on National School Nurse Day and National Nurses Month

May 13, 2021

In celebration of National School Nurse Day and National Nurses Month, the School-Based Health Alliance and the National Association of School Nurses are releasing the following statement:  “School Nursing & School-Based Centers Working Together for Student Success.” A big shout out to school nurses, school-based health center nurses, and...

SBHA partners with COVID Collaborative, Harvard’s Safra Center, Brown School of Public Health, and New America to produce new resources on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in schools

April 28, 2021

This school year has been a crash course in flexibility and adaptation. After pivoting to online learning early in the pandemic, schools and districts have had to integrate infection prevention and control measures to enable in-person instruction while protecting the health and safety of students and staff. COVID Collaborative,...

School-Based SBIRT Speaker Series

April 12, 2021

The School-Based Health Alliance invites you to join us for our virtual speaker series on school-based SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment). The series will feature practitioners, researchers, and experts in the field of youth substance use who will discuss the value of the SBIRT model and...